My “Make it Work” Moment

This weekend, Boutique Challenge Auctions is hosting a special auction!
The Tea Party ChallengeMonths ago, 10 designers (myself included) – signed up to participate in a sewing challenge:
We each had to choose a “tea party inspired" fabric and submit 10 Fat Quarters of said fabric.
The fabrics were then combined and sent out to each participant, to use to create a unique piece for the auction.
Being a clothing designer, this was a BIG challenge for me! Some of the fabrics I received were very much out of my comfort zone! I’m not one to combine lots of busy prints; so for this challenge, I really had to “make it work!”

I stared at this pile of fabric for days before deciding on a style for my dress!
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After much deliberation and quite a few “test sketches” – I opted to take all of the prints, chop ‘em up, and sew them together to create a totally unique, and very eclectic, patchwork fabric.
The math required for this dress took me hours, haha! Since I was limited to only using the 10 FQs I was sent; there was NO room for mistakes!  Between the planning, cutting, gathering and sewing of this dress – let’s just say – if I was selling this baby retail, it would be priced well over $100! Smile

But, as you may remember, I teamed up with Boutique Challenge Auctions to offer handmade
Daydream Believers’ Designs at *SUPER* Prices! So, the starting bid on this one of a kind dress is just $24! (eek!)
Through BCA, each of the contest entries  will be sold "auction style" which means GREAT deals for each lucky winner!

Here’s a peek at my entry…
I was SO nervous about this one! But, I’m really happy with the final product!

Not your typical “Tea Party” wear; this fun frock has an eclectic style
… which is perfect for my unique DBD Queen Bees! :)

All those patches make for a VERY twirly skirt!

The auction doesn’t start until tomorrow, but I wanted to share the FIRST LOOK with my DBD friends!
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Best fits sizes 4t-5. Style it “fancy” with dress shoes and jewels – or punk-it-up (like my little queen bee!) with black Chucks and a sparkle crown! ;) This dress is OOAK and will not be duplicated – meaning your little love will be the only girl in the world to rock this fun little dress! It can be yours if you’re the highest bidder!
This rad dress is being sold through the “Tea Party” Auction
Starting bid on this OOAK dress is just $24.00!
The Auction goes live tomorrow - Please visit the auction page and place your bids, here!

PS – I know the blog has be QUIET lately! The third trimester has been kicking my bootay! My little fam and I are doing well and I hope y’all are too! I look forward to meeting my baby boy very soon. In the meantime, I have been designing and sketching every chance I get! I have a rapidly growing stockpile of AWESOME fabrics that I can’t wait to turn into FABULOUS frocks for your little queen bees  **and** I have some great tutorials that I am eager to share! All in good time my friends, all in good time! ;) Until I get back to blogging full time, come follow me on instagram (daydreamblvrs) – see what I’m working on (and get the first peek of baby boy when he arrives!) Yay!

1 comment:

  1. Adorable!! I love polka dots....and that high waist is super stylish!


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