But, is it supposed to be that tiny?

Those were the first words out of Jon's mouth after I showed him my newest creation. Not, "That's nice, hunny" or "Wow, you really worked hard on that one!" He was in total disbelief at how a piece of clothing could be so... tiny. It was the bodice to a new dress for the Fresh Cut Launch on eBay. He actually thought it was the finished piece! LOL! I was just so excited that the elements had come together so nicely. I spent all morning preparing this tiny piece of eyelet trim from my vintage stash. I tea-stained it to match the background tones on the fabric, but it had to be just right so I kept pulling it out and checking the color until it was done. I couldn't believe what a perfect match it was! Then I found these buttons... and ohmygosh the whole thing just meshed together so perfectly! The buttons are from my stash as well and they are like large translucent beads with a gorgeous tangerine tone... they catch the light and bring out the sweet citrus tones in the fabric oh so nicely. Oh, and remember my post last week about the double needle breaking and all the whining I did? Yep, it was during the construction of this tiny bodice that it happened... on one of the denim straps. So needless to say, when it was completed, I was so happy and relieved that I just had to show it off.

So after I laughed and said... "no, silly, it's just the bodice!", he looked even more puzzled and replied, "what's a bodice?" LOL!

Afterwards I played around with a few design ideas. Should I make this into a little swing top with a pair of capris? Or into a cute little summer dress? Oh, the possibilities are endless with such a cute (and tiny) little bodice. Then it all just clicked. I was holding a few pieces of Fresh Cut in my hand and trying to come up with an interesting patchwork design and out of the corner of my eye I spotted this ivory swiss dot (which I admit, h
as been part of my repertoire quite often lately, but I just love it!) and my design was born!

You can find the auction for this dress here.

The Fresh Cut launch started today on eBay. I rushed around a bit because for some retarded reason I thought it was tomorrow. Don't ask! But it is finally listed. I planned to offered it as an OOAK in size 2T/3T (Sydney's size) but once I s
aw it on her and she modeled it so beautifully, I decided that I just couldn't part with it. So, it is now a custom auction... in sizes 2T to 6X. I also was feeling a bit adventurous so I started the auction at 99 cents with a fairly low reserve. And if you are a member of my mailing list you get FREE shipping in addition to a low price, so it doesn't get much better than that.

I normally don't do much shopping on eBay. I am mostly a seller, not a buyer. But as I was browsing through the listings for this launch, I was just drooling. The custom boutique designers really outdid themselves for this launch! (well, some more than others, LOL!) And it's probably because Heather Bailey herself is a guest and is rumored to be making/listing something for this launch as well. So, I just had to bid. I am currently bidding on 2 sets. OUCH! I'll probably spend more than what I end up making on this, but oh well.

Check out the cool launch banner... LOVE IT!


  1. great job Patty - love your pics as usual! Ia going to have to get myself a new camera LOL!
    Kristen~gock's frocks

  2. Anonymous3:26 PM

    Outstanding job, Patty! I love everything, especially this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Boutique-Custom-LimeVine-SEAGLASS-Skirt-Top-OOAK-2T-4T_W0QQitemZ140102274281QQcategoryZ79714QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Sarah :)

  3. Thank you, ladies! :)

  4. I already told you I love this Patty - but it bears repeating.


    Your husband sounds a bit like mine...I regularly tell him, "It's supposed to be like that, actually."


  5. This is soooo stinkin' adorable! I think you've outdone yourself.

  6. Oh WOW! I'm feeling the love! LOL!

  7. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Hi Patty...

    You don't know me (I don't think, LOL) but I found my way to your BLOG via Kristen's Blog (gocksfrocks). I have seen your little cutie model a bunch of times on the Designing Minds and have just HAD to comment on how GOSH DARNED cute she is!!! What a NATURAL in front of the camera. :)

    Anywhoo.... Your designs ROCK, I am always drooling over them, and have to admit that this FRESH-CUT launch has got to be one of my favorite launches of ALL TIME!!!! All of you girls did a fabulous job, and the fabric... Well, I just can't stop staring at it!!!

    OK... I'll stop babbling on now. Just wanted to take a minute to say "HI" and "GREAT JOB" on the Fresh-Cut design!! :)

    AKA Leader of the Cafe Couture Board. :)

  8. WOW! How sweet of you, Heather! I am actually blushing! LOL! I didn't know how to contact you to thank you for the super sweet posting, so I'll just leave my comment here and hope that you check back in soon! Thank you, thank you! You've made my day! :)


  9. LOL Patty you got me with the title of this post. I was like oh no...

    Just tell me to get my mind out of the gutter hehe

    You know I LOVE these already :)


  10. Em!! ROTFL! I can't believe I didn't think of that when writing this... I'm usually the one with the dirty mind!!!

  11. I thought i already commented on how uber-cute your dress is and no wonder you kept it... But i guess not yet. I just keep coming back. To stare at it. Lol! :)

    Did Heather B really make something for the launch?



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