Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Coming up with new ideas

I've been planning in the near future to add a new item to my sewing shop, skirts that have been broomsticked. For those of you unfamiliar to the term this is Wikipedia's definition: Broomstick skirt, a light-weight ankle length skirt with many crumpled pleats formed by compressing and twisting the garment while wet, such as around a broomstick. (1980s and on) I've looked on Etsy to see if there was anything similar, and found that there was not, so I hope I've found a good niche.

I've had an idea rolling around in my head for a couple months now, but today I finally sat down and drew up a first draft. Well, actually I came up with 3 different drafts! However, I won't make you look at my awful attempts at drawing; which by the way, it seems only I can interpret anyway!

In other news, I've been commissioned to make a broomstick skirt for a friend of mine. Even though this one is from a pattern, I'm still going to use it to get a rough idea of how long it would take me, and what a good price for my time would be. I really like the fabric she picked out, and I hope to post a finished photo of it here.