>> Wednesday, 1 July 2009
here's a pic of a pair!!!
I love the fabric on this dress, its so NOT conforming to a little girls outfit.. but who could resist the half naked workmen on this dress!! so funny and So cool!.. the reverse of this dress is a tad more suitable tho, it has manga fighting girls & flowers on! Still totally Cool... but less shocking for the little old ladies that see her as she's walking down the road! Ha ha! i love the looks i get when she's in this dress!!
So.. what i was actually making was a Bib!! I wanted a bib for Sophie for when we ate out.. She is a very messy eater and I'm not a fan of the pull over head jersey plain or printed bibs!! so boring.... I wanted a funky bib! something that stood out.. and something wipe-able! not soak-able!
so.. your thinking.. OK... you've told me its a bib... you've told me how its done up at the back, but what makes this bib so special?? and where is this bib??
the bib was made from 3 layers... top: PVC, middle layer: Alexander Henry 'midnight snack fabric' and bottom layer: organic jersey cotton, bought from Gossypium
I bound it all together using black binding and for the ties... I put in eyelets on either side and used a ribbon to bring the sides together at the back, Here's a pic of the back!
looks so cute doesn't it! and very funky compared to the normal standard bibs available at the mo!!
I've added more pics of the bib and the making process on my Flickr account.. please take a look here
forgive all the other photos in my stream... I'm a Stokke Addict.. and am obsessed with taking photos of my daughter in her Xplory! (another future post... which will feature soon too!!)
Well... so what do you think?? do you like the bib? do you think it has a market?? I'm planning on selling them on request only.. which if you are interested in, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I've deliberated on the price.. and have settled on £8 per bib! but.. as I'm always up for a haggle... Haggle with me!! LOL
well.. i think that's it!... Its taken me a good couple of hours of cut/pasting/editing & thinking to get my 1st blog post done!.. I hope you've all enjoyed the read!... i will be writing every evening (if i can..!) so please feel free.. to unfollow me at anytime! i waffle on like crazy, don't make much sense most of the time and so will probably bore you most nights!...
Speak again soon...
Natalie( that my name by the way!!!)
Right... now for the explination of Sophie4Sophie, BIG sophie & Sophie-Isabella Syna!!
Sophie is my sister, she has a twin.. my other sister.. Isabel!
when my daughter was born, they both demanded i name her after one of them... so Sophie-Isabella it was! Isabella rolled of the tongue better than Isabel! Isabel who's known as Izi now liked that version, so phew, that was ok!!
Syna is my daughters 2nd name and its meaning is 'two together' whihc i thought was quite fitting.. seeing as her 1st name was the two names of my twin sisters put together!! and also... initils are important to me, I wanted her to have an 'S' name so hers would be S.I.S 'sis' because she was a Sis.. she was an only girl to my family of 4! and after having 3 sons.. My daughter was a god send!!
she was the inspiration behind starting Sophie4Sophie.. girls clothes are so much funkier than boys.. they can wear anything and they aren't inhibited by colour! (boys DO wear pink.. but not as a rule!!)
BIG Sophie was and still is studying Fashion at college (now Uni!) and she was making amazing things.. i wanted in on the action and decided i'd start making things for 'my' Sophie!
i've already told you about the pants and dresses, so i won't go on about them again! but they were the 2 things i made.. I was so proud and as Sophie was helping me so much and giving me tons of advice (i've never been taught to sew/design!) we thought we''d try selling our creations! we thought of a name and it just popped into my head, Sophie was helping/making clothes for Sophie.. So, Sophie for Sophie... became... Sophie4Sophie! it just sounded Right!!
so there's how Sophie4Sophie was created, named, and hopefully explained!!
I have a website, which ATM is still under construction.. I'm so useless at web design, that a friend has kindly said she'll create one for me! its in its process and i;ve seen a few Proofs! it looks amazing and I can't wait to show it off! but for now... my work/updates etc.. are all on Twitter.. follow me by searching @soph4soph! or through my Facebook page, which is linked higher up in this post!
once again. thanks for reading, thanks for getting this far without falling asleep! its just gone midnight and i still have 14 cupcakes to buttercream & glitter! (6yo's got a school Fete and i've been asked to do cakes!! YAY!!!)
signing off for tonight... so goodnight... toodle pip... goodnight!