So I’ve finished my new range of handmade patchwork fairy dresses and I’m almost ready to put them in my Folksy and Etsy Patchwork Fairy shops! It’s taken quite a while to complete them as handfinishing is quite time consuming! I’ve loved creating these – it’s just my kind of thing – Fairies, pink, purple, ribbons, floaty tulle and crochet!
My first dresses are all small sizes while I test the market. I can make them in larger size to order if necessary. Already a friend has requested an adult size so she can float about playing Fairy Godmother!!
Doesn’t taking photos take a long time?! Much harder than you’d think to try and set a scene and get the lighting right. I took a lot of photos trying to get the perfect one, not sure I’ve really got it right yet though!
I enjoyed crocheting the bodices in some lovely tactile yarns.
This bodice of this one is a fresh Egyptian cotton
These are not everyday dressess so I’m hoping to appeal to the market of special occasion dresses – birthdays, weddings, flower girl, family photo occasion etc. This is a departure from things I’ve previously sold on Folksy and so I’ve run the shop down deliberately so I can launch the dresses as a new line.
One comment I’ve had from my test pictures is that fairy dresses should be sold with wings – I’d welcome any comments about them and whether you agree with the wings idea – I wasn’t originally intending to sell wings!