Saturday, February 5

What have I been up to lately?

Hi everyone!

It's been pretty quiet here on the blog front, but that's only because lots of things have been going on behind the scenes. I've been working longer than usual; honing my shop, attending to the biz side of things and, of course, sewing in every spare moment! There's a pile of stuff I want to take pictures of, but with the weather as chaotic as it is right now I will have to be patient. I made this special gift set for Valentine's Day, and I would have listed that in my shop two weeks ago, but for one tiny embellishment, that I ordered (through Etsy) that never arrived. No point to list it for Valentine's now, since shipping seems to be sluggish both locally and internationally. If it does eventually arrive I might list it as a Mother's Day gift ;-)
I have added a new tab to my Facebook Fan Page that will take all my lovely fans directly to my sleepwear shop. Here's a collage of what's on offer so far...

Ever popular sleepmasks, flirty French knickers (pajama shorts), cropped pants, tops, lingerie bags...


Many of my items are embellished with French lace, and only today I've received a package with sundry ribbons and satin roses. Hope to be using these soon too! I've also been working on a nightdress pattern. Here are photos of the prototype, front and back. Sorry, the lighting is not optimal.


I based this dress on my original pajama top pattern, lengthened it so that the hem hits just above the knee, added a ruffle and two halterneck straps. There is a soft elastic that goes all the way round underneath the bodice to the back, which helps to shape the dress. The skirt is full and flared. You can't see properly in this photo, but the fabric is a lovely chambray in soft blue with pink roses. This would also make a nice sundress!
*sigh* I hope the sun will make an appearance this weekend...

hope everyone's having a great one!

15 comments:

  1. You have been so busy! The new shop looks fantastic! And cozy :)
    I so hear you about the weather & pics...we have been dreary & too full of snow for much. Hope you get a chance soon! I think the snow been hurting the mailings too :P

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  2. I love the nightdress! Good luck with taking more pictures soon!

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  3. everything looks just lovely. I think your pictures look just fine. They turned out better than mine do when the light doesn't cooperate.

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  4. Your photos look lovely to me! I'm just loving all your new additions to your shop!

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  5. I agree the night dress also looks like a sundress. It can be used as a summer attire. :-) Although, I don't often wear dress, but I love it. I prefer the refreshing and comfortable pajamas though. For someone who is in a tropical country like the Philippines, your creations are perfect. Nice set of work again!

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  6. Duni, everything looks so beautiful. You are soooo talented. I love them all, you have been a very busy lil girl, lol! AWESOME..

    ((HUGS))
    Jodi

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  7. oh, Duni!! I love the nightdress! That is what I sleep in.. well.. obviously, not as nice as yours! I might have to pick up one of them when you get them posted! I am so excited!

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  8. Shipping is quite sluggish here in the States these days too...I like how you adjusted your sales strategy to make lemonade of the shipping lemon!

    The nightshirt looks great...and very comfortable! The sleep shorts on your collage are totally up my alley...

    I'll have to make another visit to your shop!

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  9. That is very cute! I love the colors and the fabrics that you use. :)

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  10. Liebe Duni,

    hatte ich dich doch schon ein wenig vermisst. Schön wieder von dir zu hören.

    War das ein Test mit der Verlinkung zu Facebook? Er geht nämlich nicht (-;

    Bei Facebook direkt habe ich es dann doch gefunden. Ist grade ziemlich viel los hier. Durch den Me Made Monat komme ich kaum noch zum Nähen (-:

    LG
    Sabine

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  11. Hi Duni!

    It looks like you've been sewing your fingers off!!! I LOVE that new little nightie. I think halter straps might be the answer to feeling "contained" in night shirts:) Very lovely.

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  12. I have heard many complain about shipping especially for those that are shipping overseas. Hopefully, things will pick up soon.

    Love the new nightdress--so pretty! I have been working on a new pattern, too; it is driving me batty right now:)Hope to get that completed this week.

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  13. oh very very pretty, perfect for valentine's day ;)

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  14. I could say that what ever you are up to, it will create a good result. You have a very creative mind and its so fabulous..

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