you may (or may not) have noticed that my shop had been closed for a while, but EXCITING NEWS! i’ve re-opened it, and renovated it too! for a long time now, most of my transactions have been custom orders, but it wasn’t always clear to potential customers how to go about placing such an order. the shop often looked empty and stagnant, because all of the action was happening behind the curtain, as people convo-ed me their requests and i quietly made custom items, then posted a reserved listing which would be gone in a few hours. as a result, i’ve created new made-to-order listings, so that it’s easy for you to commission me to create the smock dress/leggings/sweatshirt of your DREAMS!
running the shop this way opens up endless possibilities, as opposed to the old model of listing pieces that were already completed and ready to ship, but possibly not the right fabric/size/color/sleeve length for you. now, we can work together and i’ll custom make the piece exactly to your specification. to support this new plan, i’ve been working on the *hodge podge handmade clothing* gallery on flickr, where you can easily see examples of different styles, fabrics, colors etc in order to help pinpoint your selection. i will keep updating the gallery as i make new pieces.
i’m also excited about the new *hodge podge fabric stockroom*, where you can see what fabrics i currently have on hand. this is still a work in progress, as i’ll be photographing and uploading more fabrics all the time.
i hope you will like what you see, and let me know if you have any ideas, suggestions or requests. this will be a new adventure for sure, and i’ve no doubt there will be some kinks to work out, but i’m quite certain it’s the right direction!