Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First of Fall, Halloween Collection

All of the hard work I spent sewing and making new clothing patterns this summer has finally paid off, and I have tons of new clothes to add to the website! This is what I have managed to add so far:

Harley Quinn Dress, sizes XS to XL, $75 ( if your size isn't listed, custom sizing is available for all new items!)

Harley Quinn Leggings, XS to 3XL, $32

Black Metallic Leggings, XS to 3XL, $30

Red Metallic Leggings, XS to 3XL, $30

More Halloween items will be up for sale soon!

Men's Leopard Sleeve Hoodie (3 colors available) S to 3XL, $72

New photos of some of the old hoodie styles: (all are S to 3XL, $72)

New Tops/Dresses

Studded Strap Tunic, XS to XL, $40

I've actually been selling this top for ages but I finally got a new photo for it! Thanks to the photographer Patrick Studios and the model Tamica Michelle.

That's it for now. I have another 250 photos of new items to go through so more new items will be posted soon!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August 2013 Update

How is it already August? My slow season went by so fast! If this year is anything like last year then the next 8 months will be insanely busy for me.

Here is what's going on right now in the world of Deranged Designs:

1. Facebook Giveaways! I have started holding contests for free items on my Facebook page. Right now I am giving away a leopard print guitar strap in any color you want. Go to my website's Giveaway page for more details. The current contest ends on August 4th.

2. Sample Sales: I have a lot of leftover inventory from photo shoots and customer exchanges. Sample sale prices are usually $10 to $30 off the original price. I have 15 sample sale hoodies and 6 other random handmade items listed right now. I still have more to add to the sale sections so check back frequently if you want the best deals.

3. New Women's Clothing Categories: some of the original categories were getting a little crowded so I added a couple new ones: Animal Print Hoodies, Jackets & Sweaters, and Fishnet & Mesh Tops.

4. Coming soon for fall: HALLOWEEN! Ok I don't have much planned for Halloween but I have never bothered making costumes before so I am excited to get started. Laura and I are planning some type of spooky Halloween photo shoot with our photographer friend Qiana.

Also coming soon: more styles of corset hoodies, men's hoodies, and tank tops. My style of selling and designing clothing is to make whatever I want, see if it sells, and if it is popular make similar items. I realized that the men's hoodies and the corset hoodies have been very popular so there will be a couple new styles and colors available soon! I still have a lot of new patterns to finish cutting out so I don't want to get specific about any other new designs. So much to do!

Preview of some new Halloween & Hoodie fabrics: (from the Deranged Designs Instagram account)

And this is what I mean when I mention cutting out patterns... I have so many left to finish!

Photo Shoot with Natalie

You may have seen a new model on my website lately. My friend Natalie and I took some photos several weeks ago at my favorite photo shoot location, the Sacramento City Cemetery.

I love how they turned out, especially in black and white.

Natalie is on Model Mayhem and she also recently opened up an Etsy shop with some cute vintage clothes.

New stuff: (prices and availability are subject to change)

New Mesh Grommet Tank Top, handmade XS to XL, $40

High-Waisted Lined Checkered Skirt, handmade XS to 2XL, $45

And lastly: Split Leg Striped Leggings, handmade XS to 3XL, $26