Morning Sewing Project

Hi beauties!  I technically already posted today, but to me it felt like last night.  For some reason, I felt really inspired last night to do a few assignments for the Parsons and Teen Vogue Certificate Program.  And for many of them, a blog post goes along with the assignment….which I love!  Blogging and fashion never feel like work to me.  This morning, I made a bowl of GF oatmeal with blueberries, almonds, and almond milk; and then I got to work!  The first assignment I decided to do today was called ‘Your Product’.  If you haven’t yet read my previous post, read that one before this post!  I promise everything will make much more sense. 🙂

After creating a mockup yesterday, it was time to create the finished product for my collection idea.  I decided to use as much of the free fabric swatches I got from Jo-Ann Fabrics as possible.  For this assignment, I had to design with a constraint by using a striped fabric.  To go about this, I first sewed a few strips of ivory fabric together, creating a ‘striped’ look.  Then, I sewed the striped fabric into a pouch-like shape.  I added a delicate detail by sewing on a strip of dainty floral fabric, which I also used in my mockup of the Enchanted Tote Bag.  The final touch was a gold pin to fasten the pouch, with a piece of tulle on the pin as well.

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My idea for the final product was to create a companion for my tote bag idea.  I plan on making a more polished version of the tote bag, using the same fabric I used for this mini pouch.  My mini pouch pictured above is the more polished version of my collection idea.  Even though it isn’t a tote, making the tote mockup really helped with evolving my initial collection idea.  Here is a chart explaining what the production costs and profit goals for the Enchanted Mini Pouch would be:

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As you can see, I utilized some things I already had for this sewing project.  Therefore, it brought my overall production cost down.  If I were to make more of these, I would have to purchase more supplies thus increasing the overall production cost and retail price.

Doing these projects are so much fun, because I get to learn more and more about the fashion industry with each one.

I hope all of you enjoyed another peek inside my fashion program!  If you have any questions about the Parsons and Teen Vogue Certificate Program, please don’t hesitate to ask.  It really is so much fun, and I am very glad I decided to do it.  I hope you all are having a great day, and thank you so much for reading!

Xo, Carly

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