What I’m Working On This Week: 06/01/14

Christmas is officially over. The tree is out on the curb, the furniture is back in it’s usual place and I’m back to a full week of work.

At the end of last week, I switched the shop and social media pages from the Christmas theme I had been using since Black Friday, to the new winter theme, featuring dresses in icy pastels for winter and the start of spring at the top of the shop instead of sparkly holiday decor and accessories. This week, I’ll be taking down all of the Christmas listings and introducing new items for the more wistful, romanticized half of winter, like Pinup Collection II Hair Bows and The Aurora Dress.

Conversation Heart Dress | Sophster-Toaster Vintage Inspired Beige Dress Blue and Purple Floral Dress

The Pinup Collection II Hair Bows will be available for order tomorrow morning. As promised, they will be launching with a giveaway that starts tonight at midnight!

Pinup Collection II Hair Bow Giveaway | Sophster-Toaster

The Aurora Dress is a different story. My sewing schedule quickly filled up over Christmas, booking up with dress orders all the way up to the middle of February. Now it’s looking like The Aurora Dress, with it’s high neckline, three-quarter sleeve and tea length, will be the last design of the winter season. I’m hoping to carve out some time to draw up a pattern this week so I can have the sample made before the end of January.

Good thing I finished my chalkboard dress form over the holidays.

Conditioning the Chalkboard Finish

Conditioning the Chalkboard Finish

DIY Chalkboard Dress Form

Chalkboard Dress Form Market Booth Sign

Market Sign for Handmade Clothing Store

Featured Items:

The Conversation Dress

The Travelling Dress

The Parkside Dress

The Juniper Cove Skirt