Doll designer, costumer, workaholic, Clevelander, I wear many hats. All at once, because fashion!
I love making things. All kinds of things, I don't discriminate! I sew for anyone and everyone, both people and dolls. I have a line of plush dolls of my own design, but I also sew for 18" dolls, the occasional Barbie/Monster High/ various other 11" fashion dolls, and I'm working on creating patterns for Living Dead Dolls. I also do horror and sci-fi/fantasy-themed jewelry, occasionally do custom stenciling, and I'm a master at creating new, useful things out of objects others would consider "junk." I sell my work at craft fairs, art shows, and things like that whenever I can, but my real passion is for the custom orders that I get for ooak pieces. There's no greater feeling than helping someone else's design dreams become a reality. I have a couple small communities of local creators that I'm in touch with through facebook, but I'm always happy to chat with anyone else who wants to share ideas or just talk about what we love to do.
I'm not great at being social though. >.< I have a tendency to get caught up in my work and lose huge stretches of time to just working non-stop every day. I need constant reminders just to keep from forgetting that other people (or even other activities besides sewing) exist. My hobbies and my growing toy collection are good friends when I need them to be, but it's nice to have people friends too I think, no?
have you considered selling on etsy? would love to also see some of the stuff you sell
Ohhh I love Living Dead Dolls. I had never considered making clothes for them but that's such an awesome idea. Share photos when you do please!
@MischievousRaven I'm not a fan of etsy honestly. The listing fees for *every*single*item* and their recent embracing of factory sellers over *actual* handmade artists just don't sit well with me. I have a storenvy shop, but it's in the process of a full head-to-toe makeover/update right now, so it's a little empty at the moment. I'm working on it a little bit every day though, so I'm hoping to have it fully operational again by October-ish of this year. (Would actually be sooner, but I'm working on costumes for a theater production of The Little Mermaid this summer, so I have most of my time blocked out for that. My first "real" sewing job, I'm so excited to start!) I'm trying to be better about keeping my facebook updated though throughout the process though, and I'm always happy to take orders through there until things are fixed up over at the shop proper. https://www.facebook.com/AlterEgoDesigns/
@catmorley I definitely will! I'm admittedly a bit rusty on my pattern drafting, so I think the first few things I make will probably be really simple dresses with enough "fooler" embellishments to make them *look* fancy and complicated. Just until I get my basic blocks hammered out. Then I want to get into all of the fun costumey things I never get to do in 'people' scale!
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