My holiday is approaching and I am in such a good mood thinking of the days that I will allow myself to be super lazy, touristing in different cities, on different beaches and mountains. This good mood could also be caused by reading all the comments of the July Giveaway participants who shared about their favourite things in summer. The words that come up often are: sun, long days, flip flops, ice-cream, beach, no school, comfortable summer skirts and dresses, picnic, garden, mangoes, birds, watermelon, swimming, flowers, fresh fruits, etc....
Then, last week I found my skirt included in this beautiful summer color blocks featured on the Elite Sixteen blog.
Elite Sixteen is a small but active Etsy team of about 70 members, who support each other in promoting handmade movement and products. I am so happy and proud to be part of this wonderful team. Featured on the above color blocks are
1) My Star skirt from my Thongbai Tatong shop
2) Fabric flat quarter by Gretchenmist
3) Wrapped headband by WhiteRabbit7
4) Screen printed card by HomesteadingRoasters
5) Ceramic bracelet by Koraart
I don't want to think that summer will be over. But that is life;) When I come back from my holiday I should make more clothes for autumn and winter. The skirts should be longer. I will make some tops or blouses, yes with sleeves. I want to make jackets or cardigans too. Hopefully it will happen this year. I tried to make some warm clothes last year and it did not work well because my skirts sold well and I kept sewing more of them.
At least this set of clothing will be available in September. I have been working on it for a few months now. The design has been finalised. Now I need to make all the sizes before I list them for sale. My inspiration came from art deco fashion - the flapper style, with loose fitting and drop waist. This time it is a dress style but has two pieces, the blouse and skirt. This way both pieces can be worn more often when combined with other clothes.
The blouse is very comfortable. It has bell sleeves and black elastic lace for waistband allowing you to adjust whether you want to your waist low or high.
The skirt is made of 10 panels of fabrics and has a very wide hem circumference.
I will blog about it again when I am ready to put it in my shop. I hope you will stay in touch.