Sunday, December 12

PeriDot by Duni is shaping up!

Okay, a couple of you clever Etsians have already figured out that I'm about to open up my very first shop on Etsy. I've only just registered and filled in the policies & bio, so don't go looking -- there's nothing listed yet!
Apart from sewing like crazy, I've been thinking about the concept of my new shop and how I'd like to present my wares. Along with the pajamas I introduced to you here I will be offering my popular sleep masks as well as cosmetic pouches. I figured they go together well...sort of like a shop for all things *bed, bath & beauty*!
Another thing that will need serious consideration is how to display the pajama set and bottoms, because I obviously can't/don't want to model all of the sizes. Hiring a professional model is beyond my budget, and unfortunately the model friends I knew from when I used to work in the fashion industry have since moved on, married, started a family. So, the only logical thing to do imho is buy a store mannequin within my budget. I've been asking around and searched the internet. One thing's for sure -- I do not want a faceless one, nor a bald one, much less a headless one! The hubby doesn't want a 'dumb' one, whatever that means, and we both don't want a scary one! You'd be amazed at the scary-looking mannequins out there! Haha. I welcome any suggestions or better ideas on how to display clothing (other than on a person). I'm really excited about this new venture, and I must say that I really like the look and feel of Etsy. Just so you know I do remember all your kind comments and suggestions from when I asked about Etsy last time. I'm also looking into joining teams and have earmarked the Etsy Germany Street Team!
Meanwhile I've sold two of my designer bags, and I will need to replenish soon. I do have two new bags in the making - a silk clutch and a handbag made from OOAK screen-printed fabric - can't wait to show you!

take care, until next time!

9 comments:

  1. Wow, that's so exciting! I can hardly wait to welcome you to the etsy community! Sounds like a great concept for a store too- so now you can have different venues for different products of yours. How will this affect your DaWanda shop and your website?

    On the mannequin, I agree- they are really scary. I have to admit, if I'm ever looking for something like a knit hat or anything on a model I immediately click out of anything with a mannequin model...even jewelry where you can see the plastic neck it's on...just gives me a creepy feeling. Maybe that's just me.

    Have you thought about a dress form? I always think they look so classy in photos- it would go with your aesthetic very well, and you could pin the bottoms to the form perhaps. Just a thought....

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  2. Yes, I found you on etsy. When you mentioned on my blog that you had begun working on one I had to figure out the name:)
    Your work is beautiful and I imagine you will do well there. I have seen really beautiful clothing displays on what seems like a very nice dress form of some sort. It does not have a head, of course, but the wood top sometimes peaks through and I have thought them to be tasteful.

    I do wonder what a "dumb" mannequin is? I love how my husband describes some things relating to sewing:)

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  3. That's great, Duni! Best of luck setting everything up. I can't wait to see it. :)

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  4. How exciting. Can't wait to see your etsy shop. Best of luck to you.

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  5. I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see your Etsy shop!

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  6. I can't wait for your shop to open! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store and am wishing you so much success!

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  7. It all sounds so lovely! Great about making a couple of sales too! Can't wait to see the silk clutch!
    Blessings as your fingers fly over your beautiful designs!
    Ann
    PS BE sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!

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  8. How exciting! I can't wait. Maybe some of your buyers will model for free;)

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  9. Wonderful! Can't wait to see your shop. Best of luck to you.

    http://design-elements-blog.com/

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