Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Debbie Designs Her New Line
Seeing the new Tim Gunn dolls inspired me to sew a little bit. I was excited because all of the things I dreaded doing just months ago, were no longer an issue. Things like, changing the thread after each garment, sewing darts, sewing on snaps, etc, weren't a thorn in my side this time around. Now, I am not even close to where I need to be, or where I used to be with my sewing, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Debbie has hired Shantavia to take pictures of some of the pieces in her new line. None of the outfits are finished, but this will give her an idea of how the line is flowing together so far.
"Okay, I need each piece shot with the model standing and sitting. I only have a few pieces, so I am a hoping we can be out of here within 2 hours." (Debbie)
"I don't think that will be an issue. Shooting outside always helps the photoshoots go quicker." (Shantavia)
"Great. My assistant sent me a text to say Ms. Berry is on her way out. So you can go ahead and set up." (Debbie)
Halle emerges wearing the first piece. A blue and white floral pencil skirt. It is paired with a plain white tank, but it could also be paired with black or navy blue.
The second piece is another pencil skirt with soft green floral designs and a light cream background. It's paired with a light cream top, but it would also look nice with white.
The third piece is a fuller skirt. The overskirt is a sheer fabric with shades of mauve and white, with silver accents. The underskirt is a soft pink. (The finishing on the edges aren't great. I was experimenting at this point. I did finally get the right stitch numbers).
Staying very feminine, the fourth piece is a peach dress with a simple bodice and full skirt. The simple embroidery on the top and bottom adds enough detail to keep it very soft. (A peach ribbon will probably be added to the waistband.)
This design will also accommodate any of the expecting mothers in Morristown.
The final piece is a little more versatile. Here it is worn as a skirt and paired with a black top. It would look nice paired with white or navy blue. It's very loose and very comfortable, while at the same time very chic looking.
It was also designed to be worn as a dress. This is a perfect day to night wear piece. Paired with a nice black scarf or shawl, and it's a nice dress for dinner at a lovely restaurant.
The photoshoot is over, and they were able to meet their time deadline.
"Thank you Ms. Berry. You did a wonderful job. I really hope you will be available in a few weeks when I have more pieces to shoot." (Debbie)
"Just give me a call. I love your clothes, and I would love to see the rest of the line." (Halle)
Debbie goes to finish up with Shantavia, and Halle goes to get dressed.
"Thank you, thank you. When do you think the pictures will be ready?" (Debbie)
"It won't take long. I can have them to you by Friday." (Shantavia)
"That's great!" (Debbie)
Meanwhile, Halle has returned.
She is talking to Diego, who arrived about half an hour ago. It had been awhile since he'd been to a photoshoot, and he decided to come watch a little of this one.
"Are you all set?" (Diego)
"Just about. I can't find my shoes. I think they may have accidentally put them with the prop shoes. But let me go say good bye to Debbie, then we'll find my shoes and be on our way." (Halle)
"Thank you so much Debbie." (Halle)
"No, thank you. I'll be calling you soon." (Debbie)