Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Perfect pair

Today, I had a nice overcast day to shoot some pictures of more Shelbie Sundresses. When I look at this picture, it's as if I almost see two little girls with their arms around each other. The perfect pair. They just look so happy together, hanging there in the late spring breeze.

More to sew. Can't wait to launch them in the shop.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The face behind the name....

Meet Shelbie, the face behind the Shelbie Sundress. Isn't she a doll?! She is wearing one of the sundresses that I have been BUSY sewing these days. This prototype happens to be a tad long on her, but I have seen her in it in person - she's yummy in it. In later edits of the dress, I have shortened it up to be a few inches below the knee. More of a "tea length" sundress.

For those of you who have inquired, the dress is coming soon! Keep checking back for more cute clothes in the works...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sew much to do.

Ok, so I have had one of the best days ever. Really. It all started when I dropped my son off at preschool this morning, with test dress #2 for a classmate's little sister. It is the same design as the dress pictured here, but in glorious pink fabrics by Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner. My friend Amie was so excited, she immediately dressed little Shelbie - and it was SO CUTE. I had 3 people ask to order dresses. I haven't even listed them in the shop yet! Can you feel me *smiling*?

The blue dress is being tested and modeled by Jamaya, my other friend (and amazing hairdresser) Amy's beautiful daughter. Wow. Look at that pout. She is destined for the runway! This dress is going to be great for spring and summer. It is elastic around the chest, with adjustable straps that tie in a bow in back. Complete with ruffle at the bottom for that added "girly" touch.

The other exciting pieces of news fit nicely together! Today, I met with a local retailer about selling Sister Sue Design items in her shop - and she loved my stuff! *Sigh* Sometimes I feel so lucky. Our goal is to have inventory in the store June 1. Anyway, the Kansas City Star Magazine had contacted me about featuring Sister Sue in an article once I had a local presence. SO, guess what?! We're going to be in the paper! Not sure when, but I'll keep you posted.

Ahhh....I'm *smiling* again.

Let me know what you think of the dress. I'm hoping to get a few more done this week and posted in my shop. I'm off to sew....