Saturday, June 29, 2013

Quick update

So, due to the amazing-sauce help of my minion, I have been able to get another gown down for Mrs. Roll.

So, now I’m going to make a gown for me. I want something new, Especially since the last Sunday in July is the Pttock Mansion Picnic. I have some lovely white striped fabric. I love these sleeves and Miss Kelly was kind enough to draft the sleeve for this one, since as everyone knows..sleeves suck.

 The challange: its 6 pm. its 80 degrees and I'm over heated. Can I make myself a gown in one night? we shall see.


Mrs. Azevedo, Modiste and a Baronets' Daughter

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What has been going on in my crazy world!

Oh! Ladies and Gents, thank you for your patience since it has been quite a while since I have let you all know whats going on here at ABD studios.

First, I would like to formally introduce you to my new helper, sewing paduan learner and MINION!!! Miss Kelly Hunt comes to us from Washington, but is firmly rooted here, in the ORS!


Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of her control, she will not be coming to the retreat...but she is still learning and helping, and I can not express my thanks appropriately. As I type she is ironing and cutting pieces!

This is her HARD at work.....we are kicking out a HUGE order that just had the customer add more least I have till the retreat to deliver! I am fortunate to have a minion as well as the BEST customers!!! YAY!

So, I want to do something for me....and I needed Inspiration. 

I am thinking that this needs to belong to me. Am I crazy? will I get that plus another whole regency wardrobe for a customer as well as two stays for two other customers done before July 31st? Probably not, but I am still working away a little at a time on something for me. Perhaps, Ill wear it to Maggie's Wedding??? That's October, so I have time. 

I finished stays and a gown for Miss Pamela from the most sheer, delicate and wonderful Indian Hand block printed Indian Muslin she got from ebay. Yes, ebay

Than, I cleaned, to get ready for the next project: Mari's gowns for her retreat wardrobe

I cleaned...which....didn't last long cause The Minion is deep in it!

And the middle of it, we got dressed up and went to the Lilac gardens in Woodland Washington. It was lovely

Well my friends, I should get to it as I have three dresses to start on....and than when I'm done there will be more!

I'm hoping to put my photo portfolio up on a tab shortly, Saturday Miss Kelly and possibly Miss Pamela will be with me to a trip with the camera to get the whole wardrobe and items for order up on here so everyone can see my lovely things!

As always, I am Mrs. Azevedo, Modiste and A Baronets' Daughter.