Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Workroom Inspiration

Via Domino

Via Cote De Texas

I love these curtains, this would be the perfect look for the doorway between
what will be the workroom and the room where I would be seeing potential clients.
The chairs are pretty special too.
I love the combination of Blue and Gold.

Via Domino

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I have often considered starting some sort of home based business but have always doubted my capability to be organised enough to make it work.
I like working for a 'boss' because you can leave it up to someone else to do all the paper work and stressing.
I have know been put in a position where the thought of having a little more control over my income has become quite important.
Where to go from here though?
I have been working in the bridal industry going on eight years now and really love it.
I like sewing and creating beautiful things but my problem is where to start?
I'm not a pattern maker and don't enjoy that side at all so I suppose I could do Alterations sigh which I am not fond of at all.
I like the idea of home accessories like bespoke soft furnishings but how to get it out there?
I would also consider doing other evening wear but again I'm not really sure if there is a market for what I love to do?
Then there's the space to do the cutting out, sewing and of course to see clients for fittings.
I would have to move my daughter out of her room and potentially move in there ourselves to use the main bedroom which has a sun room attached to use as the workroom.
The possibilities are there but am I ready and will it work?
I think I'll be doing allot of soul searching over the next couple of weeks stay tuned...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

End Of Financial Year Sale

Well it's that time of 2009 already when those of us in retail try to clear as much of our stock as possible before June 30.
Although it's a little different when you also manufacture the stock you need to clear, it means we get to replace them with new and updated styles..
I get very excited as I know we are close to starting work on a New Collection.
This is the most enjoyable part of being a dressmaker.
It's a wonderfully creative time with lots of brainstorming and team work and of course a chance to get to use new fabrics and laces.
But before I get to carried away I'd like to invite all those in Bloggland to visit our store over the next two weeks to take advantage of some of the best savings you'll ever see on Australian Made Bridal Gowns!
Some are Starting at just $400!!!
We also have some great savings on our selection of Jewellery at 25% off including our range of Stephanie Brown Jewellery.
All our Olga Berg evening and overnight bags are up to 50% off.
Visit us at bibowdenbrides.com.au now and call to make an appointment on (07) 33240018.
I cant wait to show you all our new designs in the not to distant future.
Jenny G x