I thought it about time to take some photos of one of the many Peggy skirts i made for myself. This polka dot Peggy was actually one of the very first samples of the Peggy skirt View A with the button tabs that i made it up to test the actual design of the skirt to see whether i liked it, if it would work, is it comfortable and most importantly does it look good on the old bod!
The last two patterns, Billie Jean and Mae i modeled the patterns myself which was a lot of fun and definitely an experience in getting over being really self conscious in front of the camera.. Ok i'm still kinda awkward and uncomfortable, but i'm working on it and no doubt i will do some modelling again for future patterns. But for the Peggy skirt i was so grateful when my gorgeous friend Michelle kindly accepted my invitation to model the Peggy skirt for me and freshen shit up a bit, it occurred to me you may possibly be sick of seeing my face! And what a fine job she did, she's one good looking chick, yeah?
I'm really enjoy the little kick i still get when i am wearing one of my pattern designs out and about... I really don't think this is will ever get old, this pattern designing gig, i love it and i think i may have just found my passion :) But in saying this i also think it is important to show the patterns i design actually on me, the designer. As i said i am very, very proud of each design and i want to show them off to you and their versatility in fabric or wear etc, i also want you to see there is nothing hidden in the pattern designs and lastly and most probably the main point is i want to show you how they look on a average gal, like me.
Because sometimes there is an illusion created, i think, with fashion design especially be it a pattern design or clothing that it can sometimes lack any kind of authenticity or realness and basically looks downright fake when shown on a professional model, who would look amazing in a hessian bag amirite? And yeah the photos look amazing in the end and totally should be in a magazine but what about the real world? What would it look like on a girl that isn't a size 0? Or has more junk in their trunk? Big boobs? Has some tum tum area? Or is the total opposite of these things? You get my point. I don't want to do this with Bluegingerdoll, not from the very beginning, EVER . I wanted to to show some kind of realness and authenticity with my pattern designs and it is as real as its going to get when on me, because i am that girl i just described above with the junk in the trunk, tum tum area the whole list. So here i am, in all my realness and not a professional model ( obviously and neither is Michelle) just a girl who is just proud of her pattern designs and wants to show them off and is just trying to have a go at something she loves doing while keeping shit real, rant over, now enjoy:
Oh yeah i finally got new hair... only took me a million years.. I'm one of those people that inst really a fan of going to the hairdressers for some reason i akin it to the the dislike of dentists some folks have.
With my samples i tend to choose pretty standard fabrics and as cheap as possible. Doing this means i can still re work ( pull apart and use the fabric for something else) if i have too or still wear it as a 'wearable muslin' that will slide into my wardrobe rotation, that's if i decide that its a shit design idea and its not going to work. The many samples i make for each pattern design tend to get A LOT of changes made to them so obviously no point using that rare vintage fabric that i have as well. Hence the choice of this discounted polka dot cotton fabric that i have like a millions yards of laying around, but totally still looks cute though and is very versatile in my wardrobe.
In case you haven't noticed the Peggy skirt has way cool pockets... See I'm being helpful and pointing them out :)
This particular Peggy skirt i made a tad shorter, so it would sit just above the knee and its still totally cute. The original Peggy skirt version shows it sitting below the knee which is still very much a flattering length, but just to show you short or longer the Peggy skirt will still look super cute!
****Don't forget to enter the competition to win yourself a copy of the Peggy skirt, check it out here, ends this Friday.***