I'm also done with this semester of school, so this week I will start sewing some new one-of-a-kind outfits! I know I've already mentioned this in a previous post, but my plan is to make several polka-dot themed outfits for my friend Carli to model. She always wears polkadots and I promised to make some outfits for her to model a while ago.
I'm graduating from the fashion program at my school, so I will no longer be taking 4-5 classes per semester. I will finally have time to try to make something out of this little business, and soon I will post an update about my plans for the future. Over the next 6 weeks, I plan on sewing a lot and trying to get my life a bit more organized. Things get crazy when you try to balance school and work.
I'm taking a big vacation in July. I will be spending the month in Europe with a friend of mine. We are going to England, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, and Switzerland. If any of my European customers are reading this, I would definitely appreciate any travel recommendations! I'm currently reading a couple of Rick Steve's travel guides and I've made an account at CouchSurfing.org so that I can find some new people to hang out with and possibly stay with. My house has hosted many different travelers and bands over the years, so I hope that I can use my punk house karma to find some European locals to hang out with.
One far-fetched goal of mine for this trip is to run into somebody who has bought something from my website. I've sent hundreds of orders to Europe over the past 5 years and I would probably shit myself if I saw somebody in a foreign city wearing one of my hoodies, or anything else that I have made. I have heard stories of my friends recognizing my clothes in other U.S. cities, but I have yet to hear about people in other countries wearing them. I know the chances are small but I still remain hopeful! England and Italy get the 3rd and 4th most orders out of all the countries that I ship to, so I will keep my eyes out!
Another even more far-fetched goal of mine is to someday visit every country that I have shipped clothing to. So far I've got about 3 down and 30 to go. I know this idea is a bit ridiculous, but I'm not the type to give up on dreams! (Or anything, really. My insane levels of motivation are both a blessing and a curse.)
Ok, on to the new clothes.
Zebra dress, 3 sizes, $28
Striped maxi dress (comes with free cami), 3 sizes, $28
Striped suspender strap dress, 3 sizes (sizes run small!), $18
Website link: http://store.derangeddesigns.com/