You see, my sewing life has really changed in the past year. It all started when I got the idea of holding a Fashion Show featuring a Four Way Wrap, that a friend gave me the idea for, to raise money for our local Food Bank. After raising almost $800 after paying for my fabrics and after realizing how much people enjoyed my afternoon event. I decided to have a late spring show.This time I added a simple top to the array of wraps and a simple poncho type topper. This one raised almost $1200 and I was able to divide the proceeds between the Food Bank and the school breakfast programs in my community. I should say that my Sewing Group helped with all the little details of putting on events like these including the modelling .
On Nov. 30 , we held a Christmas Fashion Show and raised almost $2000 !This time, I developed three main designs, as well as ponchos , capes,and a twist wrap in addition to the original wrap. This show was the best one yet and it was really amazing how much the audience enjoyed themselves. My friends tell me I'm becoming famous and these fashion shows have become social events ! I think I've created a monster! There will be another one in May. In the meantime, I'm sewing a few things for myself.
I would love to show you the designs I came up with for my last Fashion Show. I hope you enjoy them.
We called this one the butterfly top. I've shown you this style before. The one below is made out of stretch burnout velvet.
Here is my own top made for Christmas . Isn't it pretty !!! My whole sewing group wants to make the exact same one. I bought a whole bolt of this fabric on sale for $3.00 a meter !!!
The next style was called the slouch top and I developed the pattern using this out of print Vogue pattern that I don't own. A lot of guess work and experimenting went into this one but I think I figured it out in the end and it sold very well. This one is a little crooked on the dress form.
This one is my own and I've worn it to death. I love this thing !
I found the inspiration for the next one in my daughter's closet. Here is what I came up with .We named this one the pop top.
This one is reversible
The twist wrap came from one of Peggy Sagers' videos. It was fun to sew but needs a two sided fabric or at least a fabric that looks good on both sides like these.
I made a few of the short sleeved relaxed tops that I featured in my spring show and was surprised at how well they sold even in late November ,
This style is so flattering and slimming. It's a great cover up for a bathing suit too.
I made various styles of ponchos and capes and they sold out so I don't have any to try on to show you.
Here is the silent auction reversible cape I made . It fetched $135.00 and I was pleased with that. Pictures aren't great though.
I hope you enjoyed the mini fashion show I showed you. I want to do a post to show how to make the butterfly top because it's really easy to draft if you have a dolman sleeve top pattern. I can't tell you how much I enjoy wearing my tow verssions which I kept for myself...the one above and this one made last summer.
This week I made a couple of things for myself which I love. I'll show you next week so please come back. I appreciate any feedback , comments or suggestions you may have about my Fashion Show items.
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