Monday, August 23, 2010

Two Week Review

Well, it is hard for me to believe, but my shop has been open for two weeks already! Things are going so great; better than I ever thought. I certainly have been busy, busy, busy sewing every night, but I am having a blast.
In the last two weeks, I have had 15 sales! I have already shipped out 9 dress, so I am really trying to stay on top of things. I have had a lot of requests for dresses for the first day of school (and Mommy's Day Out), so I can not wait for the pictures to start rolling in!
The Orchid Boho Blossom, by far, is my highest selling dress! I have had 7 orders for that fabric already.
I am thrilled to announce that my Amy Butler Wallflower in Cherry pillowcase dress has been showcased in a treasury! Check out my dress and these other amazing items made with this gorgeous fabric on the Cherry Lollipop Treasury!
I was also asked to include a link to my Apple Dress on Etsy for Kids, a cute Facebook fan page dedicated to featuring items for kids!
Also, this morning, my Apple Dress was featured on Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom in a post featuring "Back to School" items on Etsy!
I am already planning my Halloween line. I have purchased adorable Halloween fabric and have been adapting my pillowcase dress pattern to add both short and long sleeves! I am hoping to get those in my shop the first week in September, but I might have a sneak peak here on my blog and/or on my Facebook fan page!
Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me and encouraged me! It means so much to me and I really appreciate YOU!

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Apple Dress is here!!!

The Apple Dress is one of my absolute favorites so far! Nothing says back-to-school like a red apple. What a perfect dress for the first day of school or class picture day! This dress, and others, can be purchased in my etsy shop, ! And here are some pictures of sweet Sophie modeling it for me!
I love it paired with a jean jacket and leggings for fall!

And, I am very pleased to announce that starting next week, the Apple Dress will be available in green and brown apple print with a trim band and sash made of large brown polka dots! So cute!

Monday, August 9, 2010


I am so excited for my Grand Opening!!! Head on over to Lil Plain Jane on etsy and check out my shop!!!

I also have a Facebook fan page! Become a fan to get sneak previews and promotion info!

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Photo Shoot

Here they are! I am so excited to finally share the pictures from the photo shoot. Sophie (4) and Olivia (2) were the best little models, and I couldn't be happier with how the pictures turned out!! There mamma did a great job behind the camera, too!

Aren't they such naturals?? Well, now that I have the photos, it is time to start listing the dresses and get my shop opened! Stay tuned for the "Shop Opening Announcement!"

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Dresses, a Sneak Peak

Thanks for checking back in again to see the dresses. The dresses will be available in sizes 0 months through size 8. Each little pillowcase dress features a trim band and coordinating sash that ties in a bow above either shoulder.
And here it is!!! The first dress that I will list! It is made from the material that was the inspiration behind my shop's name. This bright, playful Michael Miller collections is call Plain Jane. The main fabric is Lil Plain Jane and the trim band is called Two by Two stripe in Aqua. The tie is made from Ta Dot in Minnie.
Here is a fantastic dress for your Lil Rocker Girl. I love how the Groovy Guitar is set off so nicely with the red!I just fell in love with this Amy Butler fabric the moments I saw it. It is from her Lotus collection and is called Lacework in Olive. It looks beautiful paired with Lotus Full Moon Dot in lime.Or paired with Lotus Full Moon Dot in camel
What great contrast with these two fabrics paired together. Snowberry in black and Dream Dot in celery.
Another Michael Miller fabric! This is Orchid Boho Blossom trim with Orchid Ta Dot!!!
My dresses were in a photo shoot! I am beyond excited to share the pictures with you. They were modeled by two of the cutest little girls, Sophie and Olivia. I am hoping to post them in the next few days! Check back soon!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lil Plain Jane, THE BLOG

Well, I am so excited to announce that I am planning to open an etsy shop called Lil Plain Jane. When I open, I will primarily list pillowcase dresses, but hope to expand to other cute, boutique clothing items and even baby items, too!

I have wanted to own my own business for a long time. People are constantly telling me that I need to open an etsy shop, and now I am finally listening and taking a leap of faith. For those who are unfamiliar with etsy, it is an on-line market place where anyone with an account can sell handmade or vintage items. It has been referred to the eBay of handmade goods.

Once I officially decided to open shop, I racked my brains for the longest time to come up with a name that would suit me and my line. I finally happen to stumble across a listing for some fabric by Michael Miller. The collection is entitled Plain Jane and one of the fabrics in the collections is called Lil Plain Jane. I just loved the bright, vibrant collection, but I also thought that the name was very appropriate and had deeper implications. So, here I am, a "plain Jane" stay-at-home mom who is finally going to chase her dreams of starting a little business.

I am hoping to open shop this weekend! I will keep you posted!
Here it is! The fabric that inspired my name. My first listing will be a pillowcase dress made from this line. I cant wait to share it with you...tomorrow!