8.31.2007

:: inspiration [ week six ] ::

famer's daughter dress - front

♥ inspiration [ week six ] ♥
♥ beautiful, handprinted wallpapers (via)
♥ lyell’s gorgeous autumn collection
♥ the funky “obsessive consumption” blog
♥ beautiful and inspiring scenes, places & people
♥ immersed in reading about klimt & his works

farmer's daughter dress - side

I was quite surprise and delighted by the response to that little peak at the Farmer’s Daughter dress that I posted yesterday evening!! I’m so glad you all like the design idea! As I mentioned in my previous post, it needs a bit of tweaking here and there, but overall I’m quite happy with the easy-wear, cute vibe its got going. Here are the promised full length pictures:

famer's daughter dress - back

I love the shade of “pea soup green” that the knit is. Its a color I’ve fallen in love with--and is quite a departure from my usual pink, black and red color choices. I bought a BCBG top last autumn in this exact shade, and have managed to add several more pieces in similar hues since then...

famer's daughter dress - collar & buttons

I’m contemplating making up one or two (possibly in different sizes--time to dust off my pattern grading skills!!) and putting them up for sale in the shop, or possibly finding a local consignment venue. I’ve been told time and time again, since I interned with a pattern designer/custom dressmaker years ago that I really need to try selling my designs (even my boyfriend has jumped on the bandwagon of haranguing me to sell my stuff!). I suppose the root of my procrastination is the fear that people are just being nice, and that they won’t really buy anything I make. Ho-hum. I suppose there is only one way to find out... but yet it is intimidating!! Perhaps after reading through Craft Inc. I’ll change my tune. (Said tome is earmarked for pursuing on the flight... after my homework reading is tucked away!)

famer's daughter dress - antique lace

So have a lovely weekend, everyone & don’t forget the shoppe special going on this weekend! Oh, and I promise I’ll announce the gift tag give-away winner this weekend as well!

cheers & creativity,
    ♥ casey [ email me ]

9 comments:

Mae Jane said...

Aww, I'm in love! It's adorable! I can't get enough of that color green and the bit of pink peeping out!

sarai said...

That's a great color combination! I usually go for warm colors and neutrals, but pea green has been oddly appealing to me lately.

Chara Michele said...

That is such a pretty dress! I think you would have buyers if you made similar dresses in different sizes!

Felicia said...

Love the intense green color.

sulu-design said...

Such a sweet dress! And I'm so happy that you linked to Lyell. Not being able to go into their shop and drool over their gorgeous designs is one of the worst parts about leaving New York City!

SeAnne said...

Very very cute, I love the green! I just got my moms old sewing machine and hope to learn to sew soon. Have fun in Cali! SeAnne

Nancy said...

Your dress is so adorable! I love it!

weirdbunny said...

Fantastic dress the colour is gorgeous !

hannah said...

I love that colour green too! I think it must do something similar to the reds and pinks in our heads or eyes or something, as I am the same, and love those, but this green is definately up there too!