Apr 30

Let the sewing begin!

DSCF4559We now have all of the fabric washed, dried, folded and ready to be cut. All of the designs for our summer collection at Gossamer Threads Shop are finalized. We have the Summer Launch Party scheduled. We have four beautiful models for our first ever fashion show to launch our summer collection. And we have been sewing non-stop for three days now.

In the evenings I’ve been taking a break from sewing and wandering around out in the yard and garden a bit, looking forward to getting my window boxes and planters filled with bright red impatiens. Out here by the lake, with trees all around and a woods behind out house, we have so much shade that I always fill up my planters with shade-loving plants and then we have lots of other perennials all around that do well with a limited amount of direct sunlight.

With the warmer days, the sunshine and gentle breezes, it is really nice to be able to take a little time off at the end of a long day of sewing. But that is exactly why I love working from home, and why we are working so hard to build this little business. After many years of designing, sewing, and writing as a hobby, it is time to make this the “real thing”!

Here is a little sneak peek at some of the fabric we are working on for this summer collection. My design team made lots of suggestions for styles, colors, and patterns, and they came up with a great selection. Our primary colors are turquoise, coral, and navy with a bit of gray and yellow for some of the styles.

Our plan is to include 12 different garments in the summer collection:

*  3 cardigan / jackets

*  slacks

* palazzo pants

*  capris

* skirt in three lengths

*  2 dresses

*  short sleeve tunic top

* 3/4 length sleeve tunic top

* embellished tank top

Our goal is to create a line of plus-size clothing for women who are looking for  fashion / design as well as fit and comfort. So, although we are creating 12 garments that have quite an array of variations in color and fabric, everything that we will be offering through Gossamer Threads Shop will be customizable. So if a customer needs a pair of slacks that is shorter than average, we can do that. Or if we have a customer who needs a skirt a bit longer than average, we can do that, too. We can make every garment specifically to the measurements of our customers, because each individual garment is handcrafted right here in our home studio in northern Indiana.

One of our long-term goals is to build our business by establishing loyal customers who know that we will provide them with high-quality garments that fit well, that are fashionable and beautiful, and that can be worn by the professional woman for career wear, as well as for more casual, fun activities.

11173391_475349765946560_2881837119330651087_nBe watching in the coming weeks as we bring you more updates on the Summer Collection from Gossamer Threads Shop. And if you are interested in finding out more about our Summer Launch Party, come on over and LIKE our Facebook group page.

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  1. Debi @ Surroundings by Debi

    Congratulations on you new summer collection Nina! I am betting you need those evening walks around the garden to unwind after your busy days. Good luck on your new launch!

  2. Pam@over50feeling40

    I am so envious of those who sew…congratulations! Thanks for sharing this on the Thursday Blog Hop, co-hostess! have a wonderful weekend ahead!

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