It's been 6 days since the opening at the Art Outright event at the Nuvango Gallery at 639 Queen St. West, and like always time has flown by!
Day #1 I spent doing sketches. I already had it in my head what I was imagining for this collection, but now it was time to translate onto paper.
This consumed most of my first day, along with completing the set up of my space. I am all about the Feng Shui, so my mini gallery wall I set up with my cork board to pin ideas to brought a little bit of the coziness of my home studio to the gallery. If you haven't seen the Nuvango Gallery before, it's a must! I am lucky enough to be working right next to the window, so I get to see all of the interesting folks parading down Queen St; it's amazing.
Day #2-4 was a lot of pattern drafting, and fabric shopping. I am nearby a lot of the Queen St. shops, so it's perfect.
Unfortunately I don't have my sewing machine at the gallery, so the last couple of days I have been running back and forth between the gallery and my apartment. Lucky for me, they are near by each other.
Day #5 & #6 were a lot of sewing and fixing patterns. Some of the tests didn't go as planned, so I have to go back to the drafting table and make alterations.
(First test complete: The Illusion dress with sheer paneling and "floating" neck.)
I am hoping to have 3 complete Fall/Winter '16 looks as well as have some of my new Spring/Summer '16 samples for ya'll to check out for Thursday evenings closing reception and Q&A. Come by and check out what we've all been working on! Space is limited so make sure to RSVP ASAP here ---> http://bit.ly/1Qb6inh
Night views from the gallery windows looking out onto Queen St.