Tuesday, August 18, 2009

OOAK's and why I do so many of them....

OOAK (one of a kind) is something that I started doing almost right off the bat when I started sewing waaay back in the day on ebay when chenille was the thing to make a baby girls outfit out of. Not only was this fabric expensive, but it at first was hard to come by, especially when you were using the real vintage stuff. So I made a lot of my outfits OOAK....and while the ebay boutique venue grew and more "everyday" fabrics were being used I still got into that make only one kind of vibe....mass reproducing my designs a gazillion times did not appeal to me at all...even if I was getting good money for them. I began to resent my own copy cat customs and started to procrastinate, and then became late at delivering and I probably lost a ton of customers that way. So while I do sometimes offer a custom auction on ebay, or listing on etsy.....it is a rare thing. It is not that I do not want to make something for you...just not something I have done already....:)

Even though I have a closet full of "Ready to Ship" items and could probably get by with not getting behind and continuing to list while sewing a custom it still takes me to my boredom place....I feel very sad for admitting that...but I know that I constantly need to be doing something new....

There are times when I do cut multiple of the same thing though...sometimes different sizes so I get on an assembly line type feeling for that outfit, so it does not feel like I have done the outfit tons of times....it feels like just once....the downside. I may have 4 of the same thing and nobody likes it...lol....

Why this is starting to actually bother me now?? well I realize that the way I buy fabric is probably the wrong way = more expensive. I quite often only buy 2yrds at a time....when in all honesty I should be buying by the bolt. Heck, not only will I not run out for awhile, but it sure does look neater....than say....

this....



and not that I do not like a whole palette of colours thrown together like than. But I just might be a tad more productive if my like was a little more organized...

**GASP**

yup I said it....

But for now, I am sticking to my OOAK's.....it helps me in my creativity. Keeps my UFO's to a maximum too....lol....


but at least my mind is working....






it is.....I swear it is....hehehe

1 comment:

Meekiyu said...

Makes sense to me... I don't like drawing or creating the same thing over and over that is why I love doing art and art prints. Your dresses are so cutteeeee. =D