Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Weekly Update: February 26th, 2014

I skipped the update last week because my crazy busy season came back to stress me out and steal my spare time. I went back to doing nothing but sewing along with the bare minimum required to keep this business going. This was all because I had multiple days where I received 5 hoodie orders at once. Hoodies take me three hours to cut and sew and it's difficult to keep up when I receive so many orders in one day!

Now things have slowed down a little so I have some time to blog and work on new designs! I have three new tops and skirts that are ready to photograph, but first here are the updates from the past two weeks:

Restocked Items:

Men's Black Tripp NYC Stretch Jeans, sizes 28 to 38, $45 (sale price, they are usually $50). My friends love these jeans so if you want a pair I'd get them now before I start selling out of the sizes again!

New Sale Prices:

I reduced sale prices on two OOAK (one-of-a-kind) items. They are now $30, which is half off regular price. Both dresses are size small. 

Other New photos:

Corset hoodies continue to be popular. This is an order from last week for the black corset hoodie with pink lacing.

This is a custom order from last week that was extremely difficult for me to sew. It is black velboa fur on the outside with thick red faux fur lining. I plan on making similar variations to this hoodie for fall 2014. The new versions will have a little less fur because this stuff is so difficult to sew. Here are photos from the cutting and sewing process:

Coming soon: more items with metallic and mesh fabric! This week I will add new metallic tops and skirts to the website and next week I will start work on items made out of black, red, and leopard print mesh.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Weekly Update: February 11th, 2014

Valentine's Day sale on all pink and red shirts and sweaters! The sale will end on the 15th. 

New Sample Sale items added in the past week: ($10 off original price)

2XL Oversized Zebra Hoodie (photo shows a small), $65

Medium Fitted Giraffe Hoodie (photo shows a small), $65

Lots of other sample sale hoodies are available (mostly in women's size small)

Restocked Items:

Hook and Eye Tape, $2.50 per foot

Other New Photos: 

I shipped out four corset hoodies last weekend (yes I'm working weekends again HELP ME) and I wanted to keep them all for myself! Luckily my tiny closet keeps me from being too much of a clothes hoarder.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekly Update: February 3rd, 2014

New items listed in the past week:

Lace-Up Black Stretch Lace Shorts: size XS to 3XL, $30

These are variations of the original Black Stretch Lace Shorts, $20, shown below:

They can be worn under mini dresses and skirts for a cute and comfortable look:

Restocked Items:

Other New Photos:

Custom giraffe hoodie with round ears (modeled on my iron, haha). I frequently post photos of custom orders on my Facebook page and Instagram account

You can get ears like this on your hoodie for an extra $10. Just send me an email ( before you order!

Other Notes:

I've been a lot more active on Pinterest lately. Follow my boards if you are interested in seeing the high-fashion design and photography that inspires me. I also pin every new Deranged Designs item and I have boards for Sewing Nerd/DIY and my favorite DIY designers.

Also, it finally rained in Sacramento! Of course we're still in a water emergency situation and the river is dry as hell but YAY RAIN

View from my porch:

Our beautiful river:
(actually it was nice and peaceful to lay down and drink beer in the unusually warm weather, this photo was taken before the rain)

And I almost forgot! My friend Avi from Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club sent me these awesome things in the mail last week. Silver Sprocket puts out lots of rad music, shirts, stickers, books, and other stuff so you should check them out!