the times, they are a-changin'




I've been busy, busy, busy. I get all sobby and whiny about my current state of unfulfilling underemployment in this post, but I'll keep it short here: I've decided to devote more time to sewing and creating cute stuff for the shop, so I'm just making and making and making these days. And whenever I do make something that I absolutely LOVE, I feel a sense of validation that what I'm doing is good and right for me.

I've been toying with the idea of making clothes to sell, but I won't be comfortable doing so until I at least get a decent dress form. I just finished sewing another skirt and my first ever cardigan ever, and hopefully, after a couple more practices, I can feel more confident about selling them. My perfectionism holds me back a lot, I know, but it's time for a change, and I'm really excited! :) 


51 comments:

  1. That's so exciting Laura! I can't wait to see your gorgeous dress creations. This whole outfit is utter perfection between the lace and the polka dots. Very best wishes and happy weekend darling! xo Marisa

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  2. Your DIY skirt is awesome!!!! My sewing skills suck, so when I see anyone who can make things like this I am in awe. From all of your DIY projects I think you have some serious skill. Heather

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  3. The lace skirt is adorable. Were you to make and sell those, I would be purchasing one!

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  4. That's crazy exciting!! I'm excited to see what you create! You look fabulous, and that bow belt is adorable.

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  5. yay for you!!!!!! i was unemployed for 8 months and it worked out (differently fr what i wanted, but it worked out)

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  6. I think it's really great that you're going to put more time into stuff like that that you love - it's so important. And you know you've got a customer in this gal! Finally, I'm gleeful over the awesomeness of the lace and polka dot combo.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  7. all the best wishes for you're plans sweetie!

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  8. That is so awesome Laura! I can't wait to see what you will create!!

    Love, love, LOVE that lace skirt.

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  9. Good luck! And I absolutely LOVE the lace and polka dot together! I never would have thought to put the 2 together, but it looks amazing!

    http://confessionsofabeauty-holic.blogspot.com/

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  10. Sounds exciting! Love the lace skirt, and it's so cute with the bow belt.

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  11. Nice one!!! I love your skirt!!! very lovely indeed!!!xxx

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  12. So pretty! We completely love the lace skirt!!!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  13. Love the outfit! So cute! Polkadot and lace make such a great combination xx

    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  14. Love the outfit! So cute! Polkadot and lace make such a great combination xx

    http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

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  15. Way to go! Keep doing what you love, and everything else will fall into place.

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  16. That is exciting! I am a perfectionist too, it causes me great anxiety so I know what you're talking about. It's good to find something to do that makes you happy when you're stuck in a job you don't like, I also know that from experience.

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  17. That's awesome!! I know you'll do well because all of the things that you show us that you've made are so pretty!

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  18. You look stunning as always, I just adore that skirt! I definitely think you have a talent when it comes to making clothes and anything that you love to do you should do... unless it's illegal, just sayin' haha.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  19. Pleeeeeeeeeeease will you make and sell a lace skirt to me?! I've been waiting for you to sell your handmade clothes for so long, you do fantastic work! This is my new fav piece of yours :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  20. Girl you have the sweetest style, I love it :) gorgeous outfit x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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  21. You have to do what you love, and I'm so excited to see how this new decision turns your life in a random-awesome direction! <3 GO!

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  22. So cute, I love those flatforms! x

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  23. If you ever need someone to test run cute skirts, I'm your gal! ;) Love the skirt you're wearing!!

    But seriously, I know how you feel. This is only the first year since I graduated in 2008 where I haven't spent the whole summer looking for a new job/thinking about what I'm going to do the following school year. It sounds to me you're moving in the right direction!

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  24. your blog is so lovely and pretty outfit here esp the skirt. ;) looking fabs.

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  25. I love this look especially the lace skirt and bow belt. Sooo kawaii <3

    Girl Does Geek

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  26. This outfit contains 3 of my favorite things - the color purple, polka dots, and lace. So pretty! Good luck with your new adventure!

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  27. I love the polka dot and lace combination...the color too!! You look so lovely. I wish I knew how to sew!

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  28. Big hugs! I think this decision is fabulous. Often in life, things can seem pretty bleh and we can get sucked into sitting around bemoaning the problems without doing something about them. I LOVE that you're refusing to do that and doing something you love. Rockin' the black ;) and who in the world can hate purple? So lovely!

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  29. Great pics!!!!! Amazing outfit!!!!!!!!

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    xoxo

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  30. Dots! I love dots! And OMG where are you? That ivy-covered building is a dream background!

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  31. I just love your DIY stuff, you have such a talent and they look fab on you Laura!

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  32. Awww love the cute DIY lace skirt!!!! You look so cute in it!!


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  33. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

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  34. Loving that lace skirt Laura. So cute! Kiah

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  35. Oh, Laura. I adore the first photo so much. I have been feeling down cause of things at work getting peachy and fml sometimes. But oh well. We gotta be strong and yeah, she works hard for the money.

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  36. great post! love it..!
    i already followed you ^_^
    i'll be happy if you'll follow back..?

    http://cutemedpassion.blogspot.com

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  37. pretty outfit :) nice and summery :)

    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.com

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  38. this is such a cute pink, and great job on the skirt!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  39. I love your new layout (again!). Where do you come up with these ideas?

    Anyways, I can sympathize and understand with your issues! You're brave and awesome for taking the first step!

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  40. That is one amazing skirt! I love that it's purple AND lace ♥

    Trendy Teal

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  41. What a cute skirt! And i love that polkadot top too :)


    YURI
    Fashion & Beauty: http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com
    Daily Journals & Reviews: http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

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  42. I adore your lace skirt. I think it's a great idea to do what you love your etsy store always has cute pieces in it.

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  43. Hope to see some of your clothing creations soon! Your DIY lace skirt is very pretty, especially with the bow belt :).

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  44. Ah, your lace skirt reminds me of a fuschia Betsey Johnson one I had back in the '80s. Wish I still had it just as a memento.

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  45. Love love love the diy-ed lace skirt! Dreamy.

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  46. go, girl! you are super talented...you've proven that to us on your blog!

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  47. Oh my gosh, you made that adorable skirt? Make one for me! It's SO cute. The color of the lace is gorgeous. And that bow belt is charming! I am crushing on your shoes too.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  48. Yes! JamCakes clothes! Can't wait to see what you come up with, Laura! Love your post on Jamcakes about all of this too!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  49. best wishes, laura! let your creativity flow :)

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