Finally my Youtube channel is online, here is the link:
(I am 63 subscribers removed from a unique URL ^^)
This is the first upload, giving info about what the channel will be about:
That’s it for today!
Happy New Year everyone!
Plans for 2019:
Fashion designs general:
In all of 2019 the main focus will be on dresses, from mini to wedding gown. Added to this I will be making shrugs, robes, waistcoats, capes and capelets.
Everything will be made as one or few of a kind, without the possibility to place a custom order. There is simply no time for this service being a one person fashion label with a little kid. Added to that I always found it quite stressful to give this service, I work best with an open agenda. Also, I always got way too many requests, which made it impossible to decide who to make something for and who not :o Thank you for understanding!
The style will on one hand be Art Nouveau inspired pieces with lots of lace details, but otherwise clean lines. On the other hand I will be making some very theatrical pieces. The main focus for materials will be on lace, but there will also be more opaque pieces. For lace fabric I have found an awesome new supplier, can’t wait to purchase from them (midnight blue with bronze lace anyone?) :)
Finally I will put my beautiful embroidery machine to good use! In 2018, being pregnant and surviving & enjoying the first 9 months with a little son, there was simply no time to explore this new area. In 2019 I will certainly add many designs with (often self designed) embroidery to my collections.
In 2019 I will be adding more and more supplies to the shops. I have some awesome lace suppliers who are not online, I look forwards to share their pieces with you!
In 2019 I will be making more art work. If I think it is good enough, you will find it on my pages. Amongst other things I will be making design drawings in ink with water colour.
This year I will start my Youtube channel! More about this in a next blog. I hope to launch it within January. Further I will keep on posting on Instagram, Tumblr, Deviantart and Facebook. I will probably close my pinterest account, or at least take my own pieces down, as you apparently give permission to copy the pieces with you upload them there.. I have enough copycats already and do not wish to encourage this :o
Webshops, Etsy and on my homepage:
The plan is:
On both shops you will find the main collection of designs.
On both shops you will find lace that I have available in large quantities.
On my homepage new items will be launched one month earlier than on Etsy.
On Etsy only you will find all Clearance items, both designs and supplies.
We as a family are doing well! Ezra is 9 months old by now and he is a curious, active and friendly little chap :) He is standing, going through the whole house, babbling all the time. I could go on, but this is a fashion blog, not a babyblog…! My husband and I are looking forward to the new year, both on personal level and on a professional & creative level.
If you have any question feel free to comment or to email me!
Sooo, as I have been busy with a big addition to my online existence, which I will post about below, November has almost no time left to make new creations. Therefore I decided that I will post all I have in my Etsy shop and fill this shop again from the new year on!
Added to that I made a big decision: To add creative supplies to my shop. Over the years I have gotten countless questions about where I get my laces and other materials from. As nowadays with a little son, time for sewing is limited and life got more expensive, this is a great way to expand my little business with a complementary collection of creative supplies. Of course there will be an abolute emphasis on lace :)
The materials that I will be selling, will mainly come from Dutch wholesales and Markets, which do not sell online. I have a few gems, who sell both high quality new laces and also vintage laces.
Like my favourite wholesale, who often buys all the collection from physical shops that quit. Or my second favourite wholesale, who has lots and lots of French laces. Or my favourite market stand, who purchases bit lots from old shops etc, his collections are part mediocre, part just nice and part plain gems.
To start this whole project and to make space in my work space, I went through all of my materials and anything that I am not planning on doing something with very soon, is made ready for selling. Assorted fabric scraps, assorted lace scraps or laces that are not going to be featured in a nearby design. The result of this project can be found here:
From today until Christmas, I will be making new designs again, which will be launched just before Christmas.
Wishing you all wonderful holidays!
It is the start of a new month! All new pieces I made will be uploaded here for all of November. The October pieces migrated to my Etsy shop.
It will take some time, I hope to have everything uploaded this weekend, otherwise stay tuned for a little while!
Having a 7 months old kid by now, all is well. But time is short!
This month has been rather colourful. I had some gorgeous fabrics on my shelf that needed to be made into something. I was waiting for the 100 % perfect match in lace trims, but decided to combine them with black or cream, which atually turned out pretty nice. Added I made some pieces with incorporated capes, a true plus size shrug and some just cute little somethings :) Below you can see all the previews!
It is the start of a new month! All new pieces I made will be uploaded here for all of October. The September pieces migrated to my Etsy shop.
It will take a little time, I hope to have everything uploaded today, otherwise stay tuned for a little while!
Having a 6 months old kid in the house seriously takes its toll on my online presence. Slowly but surely I learn to find a new rythm. Hopefully I will get better at dividing my time, efficiency and so on. But I think that will have to wait until Ezra sleeps through the night ^^
Anyhow, I made 2 gowns (red & dusty pink), 3 long robes (greygreen, black and ivory), 2 capelets (black), 4 shrugs (black, ivory) (one is sold before it made it to my website) and a cape-dress-thingy (black) this month. Enjoy :)
After almost 6 months of maternity leave I am back in business. I gave birth to a healthy son, Ezra. We feel blessed. Recovery however was intense and took longer than expected. By now I am doing well again and I am happy to be creating pieces again.
The past months I have been making some new outfits of which you can see previews here above. For the time to come, I will be making more new pieces. As time is limited with a 4 months old kid, I will not do any fashion shows or self organized photoshoots for at least this year, but probably also for a good part of 2019. I may lend some pieces for shoots, further my main focus will be (apart from my family!) to create many beautiful new pieces.
All pieces will be one or few of a kind, with no possibility for custom (fit-) orders. I will vary the size, more new pieces in L and XL will also be made soon! Please consider that I am just a one person fashion label, so I can’t offer a big range of sizes and styles.
I will put everything I have online in my Etsy shop in the coming few days. Part of the older pieces will go into a sale, as I need room in my closet! After this reopening, I am anticipating on doing a monthly (or at first twice a month) launch of new pieces.
The plan for the rest of 2018 is to make mainly dresses of all sorts, waistcoats and shrugs. Some will be made by 3-5 pieces in a range of sizes, many will be one of a kind, in a set size.
Last, but not least, there will be an abundance of lace of course!
Glad to be back!
Just putting this out there!
The maternity leave has started!
The webshop here will be temporarily offline. During my maternity leave the Etsy shop will also close for a little while. After that all of my pieces will be stored in the Etsy for as long as the leave takes (approximately end of June).
After the leave some exciting plans for the new collections of Somnia Romantica will be revealed. Whenever I can I will post updates here or on my social media channels.
For all links, see:
Picture below was taken at 7,5 months by:
I'm looking forward to the rest of this year!