Fashion Friday Pt.4 - Welcome to "The Sweatshop"

I would like to take you inside the place I've been spending a LOT of time lately...

Welcome to....

"The Sweatshop"

This is the place that I lovingly refer to as my "Sweatshop". My own little design-studio-office-room-sewing-place where I get to flesh out all those ideas I have floating around in my head. I wont lie, I'm self taught when it comes to sewing and designing, so there is a lot of trail-and-error happening in here... but whatevs. I got the space, and I got the time, so.... slowly but surely I'm growing as a designer and having SO much fun in the process!

Having a designated room to put my sewing machines, dress form, fabric and supplies was pretty much the reason why I started making clothes in the first place! I ALWAYS wanted to make my own clothes, but it's hard to have a sewing machine set up in a tiny ass apartment in Manhattan...we didn't even have a TABLE nevermind an area that I could take over for a hobby like this! I got my first sewing machine when I moved to LA, but the passion has been there as long as I can remember. I made designer duds for all my barbies and hello kitty doll, I even started making clothes for myself in the sixth grade! Many of those early designs involved puff paint and sweatsuits, but STILL! They were cute, and I was VERY proud of them!

When I first started making clothes a few years ago, I really had the intention to just keeping it as a hobby and only make clothes for myself. I just wanted to have some fun and be creative... well, I started to change my tune a little when a bunch of my girlfriends said how much they liked my stuff, and would actually be into BUYING them! So now I'm going to test the waters buy making some things to SELL, and see what happens....

(this is where I keep my pins....)

I have been working really hard on making some things to sell at CERIA in Ventura. As I posted before, this will be the first retail store that I will be putting my designs for sale, and I'm really trying to step up my game and do my best!!

I'll talk more about that when we get closer to the finish line... until then, I'm going to put on some music and get back to work!