Monday, September 18, 2006

Miss Betty Bird


I am quite in love with birds this season. I think it all started with the paloma bird print, which I just adore. So for the last few weeks I have been working on a few birdie ideas, and finally I have a little character who I love. So now is the time to introduce Miss Betty Bird. I have pages of sketches and a few patterns of her ready to go and this morning I finished my first applique version.




This little set is a present for Lottie's friend Lili-Rose who will be three next week. She is quite a bit smaller then Lottie, so it should fit her perfectly as it is a bit on the small side for Lottie.
I used two of the fabrics I picked up at Spotlight last week and I think they work really well together. I had planned a tier skirt, but Lili-Rose is so tiny and petite and I thoought she may be a bit swamped in it so I think a simple ruffle skirt will suit her better.




So now I think it is time to take the big leap. I am going to have a go at either etsy or ebay and see if Miss Betty is as appealing as I think she is. I have always made the excuse that I cannot finish things professionally without an overlocker, but this skirt was easy peasy and is all french seams, and the applique top needs no extra finishing anyway. So no more excuses, I think it is time to take the leap!

17 comments:

~Shibley~ said...

Miss Betty looks gorgeous! Love her! The skirt looks great too :-)

Cass said...

Oh my god, Ingrid that is absolutely fantastic. I too have been working on some designs lately and am thinking of selling some stuff either etsy or ebay or maybe both or even markets, although at the moment that's not an option.

Anyway the whole outfit looks great and I love Miss Betty

Cass said...

Ingrid, sorry forgot to ask what are French Seams?

Helen said...

Ingrid, such a sweet set! It will be snapped up on either ebay or etsy! Wow, wish we recieved funky gifts like that when Grace turned 3! LOL Well done, it looks great!

ingrid said...

French seams conceal the inside seam, so first you sew wrong sides together then turn out and do right sides together. I hope that makes sense.

Belinda said...

That looks great Ingrid! Yes, I think Miss Betty is appealing!

Leah said...

Wow. That is just gorgeous!
Anybody would be crazy not to love it - I think selling your things is a very logical step - how exciting for you!

Natalie said...

What a gorgeous set! I love your Miss Betty design, you are so clever.

Ebay or Etsy, hard to choose as Ebay gets alot of traffic, but people often want to only buy 'cheap' stuff. Etsy currently has a smaller audience, but it is specifically for handmade items, so buyers appreciate that which is why they go there.... maybe put one thing on each and see?
Good luck, not that I think you'll need any though ;)

Andrea said...

WOW Ingrid, I LOVE Miss Betty, she is adorable and will sell very quickly. I love the fabrics you have combined!
I wish I had any kind of design bone in me but I just don't!

Liv said...

Absolutly gorgeous. So talented to *design* something that is unique. Well done.

jill said...

STUNNING!

I recommend etsy over ebay any day. The fees are lower for one thing. The listing lasts longer and etsy seems to attract a higher class of clients...folks who want handmade and are willing to pay.

Sure do wish we had those Spotlight stores here...lovely fabrics I keep seeing from there.

purps said...

Ingrid, that is absolutely stunning! I would buy the set for sure, if only it was a size 6.

candi said...

Hey sweets,

That is gorgeous! If you do start selling, it won't be long before you can afford an overlocker!

Molly said...

Ingrid Miss Betty is gorgeous!!

I hope she does you well...good on you!

Helen said...

Ingrid? Tagged you back! LOL

Betty said...
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Betty said...

Aww it's adorable wow I always wondered what i'd look like as a shirt hehhe