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Reflections: Showcase Review & Pictures :) :) :)

Hi Guys!

Happy New week!!!!

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Its a great day for a showcase throwback don’t you think. Its been just over a month that AmshinaApparel my handmade custom clothing business had the opportunity to showcase on the RAW- Natural Born Artist platform. If you have never heard of them before please feel free to check them out. It’s an amazing group that gives artist like myself a platform to showcase and share my talent with the community and progress in my branding. The event was well curated and organised by the local staff and was really well done. ย This was my first collection adventure. As you can imagine even though I had a few months to plan it was still quite challenging trying to curate pieces and sew them at the same time, not to mention the model search and fittings that followed this process. Nevertheless, I must say I had some amazing volunteers and friends that came alongside me to offer guidance, support and tangible contributions to making this opportunity a reality. I was and continue to be very grateful to each and every individual from my family and friends near and far.

A special special shout out to my Husband, his cousins and friend that took the time out to record and mix the song. Your support was priceless. Thank you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

The pieces

Originally I had planned twelve (12) pieces, but a few weeks before showcase one of my models cancelled due to some unforeseen circumstances so I had to make some adjustments. This was okay since I was being overly ambitious in a good way. ๐Ÿ™‚ Still love her. She will be in show no. 2 ๐Ÿ™‚ hahahhah got that ma….lol.

Okay , so on to the eleven (11) pieces that graced the runway in the below order. I also strategically created three sections for my overall presentation. Check out the group shots below too:

Individual looks:

  1. A shift infinity sleeve dress with two pockets- The sleeves allows this dress to be worn multiple ways including as a Midi skirt ๐Ÿ™‚RAWToronto_VERSE-Ian 5426
  2. A jersey knit jumper with two pockets and Printed bib- Jazzing up your jumper
  3. ย My first men’s look- Austrailian printed drop crotch pants with two pockets & vest
  4. Shift bow blouse and a culottes linen pull string pants with pocketsRAWToronto_VERSE-Ian 5434
  5. Strapless Maxi Dress with Waxprint CollarRAWToronto_VERSE-Ian 5453
  6. Wax print Midi Skirt look
  7. Fuchsia pink Maxi dress with wax print highlightsRAWToronto_VERSE-Ian 5465
  8. Pencil Skirt bandeau top combo
  9. My second men’s look- Striped drop crotch pants & linen hooded top
  10. Strapless knit dress with Neck piece
  11. Tulle Skirt with bandeau topRAWToronto_VERSE-Ian 5481

Group looks of the three sections:ย 

The green section ๐Ÿ’š

The pink section๐Ÿ’•

The yellow section ๐Ÿ’›

Photography kudos to the folks who were so gracious and patient with everyone and captured these amazing moments.ย IAN COMPTON โ€ข Lead Photographer
http://www.ian-compton.com/index.html andย JESS BURTON โ€ข Assistant Photographer
https://www.facebook.com/Grr.Classy

Make up done by the amazing and talented Ms. Nadia over atย https://www.instagram.com/makeup_by_nv/

Inspiration

Inspiration came from many pieces and places, but I was also inspired by the styles of my models too. Showcasing my pieces were key but also having my models feel comfortable in their looks was paramount. ๐Ÿ™‚

The goal was to showcase my love for print but also the Fit, Function, Fashion and Fun that my pieces offers its wearers. Versatility and style in one look :). My pieces are also geared at different shapes and sizes as you can see in my use of models!:) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you guys for being patient with my mini review here. You may have seen some on my instagram but its way overdue for a post here. This one definitely is a milestone and learning moment in my sewing journey and I look forward to the next stage! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for your continued support. Stay tuned! The sewing chronicles is definitely continuing. Hope you are all having a great summer! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew, sew sewwwwwww!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bless

Uta vZ

 


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Pop up Booth- Holiday Inn Yorkdale! July 29th

Hi Everyone,

Happy Saturday! ๐Ÿ™‚

I know, its been a minute. Life has been crazy I have to say. Between wrapping up the show and finishing up my first year of grad school its been a whirlwind. And its not over yet….is it?? Will it ever be… Hmmmm.. Okay.. I do have a bit of a breather. So I am basking in that for now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anywho, I just wanted to stop by to share with my Toronto followers that this upcoming weekend I will be in The MRKT. This is basically a vending opportunity where you can come out and shop summer treats from Amshinaapparel! I have some goodies in store for you. Pieces from the show will be available for sale at my booth as well custom orders can be made in person. Fall scarves are also discounted. There is something for everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I look forward to seeing you if you are in the area. The market gets on the way from 11am and wraps up at 5pm.

Don’t feel shy to stop by and say hello if you are in the area. ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time. The sewing chronicle continues. I Promise to share a slide show this week with you of the eleven (11) looks from the showcase last month. Pictures are in.:)

Stop by again.

Bless

Much love

UtavZ


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I am Amshina!

January 2016 ended on an awesome note for my sewing! I really enjoyed making this piece. Remember one of my goals for 2016 is to showcase more of my pieces by wearing them! This was truly one of those moments where I got to shine. I tried two new patterns and they both worked! ย These patterns were self drafted and inspired by an online class I completed and a tutorial on inserting the clutch zipper.

As the title of the post says ย ” I am Amshina” My line is truly a reflection of me and my relationship with my wardrobe and the clothing that makes it up. I know this year I will create the wardrobe that I truly desire to have and the clothes that I am proud to wear.

The dress- Self Drafted Pattern from completing an online course working with Stretch knit! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I used a stretch knit fabric piece I had bought a while back ( From the stash..lol). Simply cut my pattern and drafted two pockets along with the oversized hem. ย Serge it all together and Tadah! A dress that showcases fun, function, fashion and fit! ๐Ÿ™‚ This took me just under an hour, no joke.. An hour if you mention the ironing! Sewing for myself is very very quick..lol ย Always in a rush..lol ( I know I know.. I will make more time to sew for me..)

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The clutch purse

So I wouldn’t say this was my first rodeo with a purse. A few years back I actually made a laptop tote bag for a friend and she totally loved it. It was the first and last bag I did at the time. Then along came this ย red number. Inspired by a tutorial I watched and dare to try. Well I took my time, work out the details around the zipper and tadah, We have a clutch folks. Love it.. One of my favourite pieces too for January. I plan to perfect these and add a few to my line so watch out accessory fans. A good customize clutch is an added bonus to that functional wardrobe you seek.
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Purse and Dress Unite! ๐Ÿ™‚ What a power combo. The vision was clear, I just stepped into action and ย put my hands to the plough.

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I trust my other sewing followers had a great start to January 2016 too. what have you been up to? Do share the 2016 adventure thus far:)

Thank you all for your continued support. Happy Sewing February, I am already off to a great start of trying new things. ๐Ÿ™‚ Watch out for my next post!

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing.. what do I do I sew sew….

Until next time

UtaVZ

 

 


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Fall Winter Sewing: A little something for moi!

So this was really not the plan last evening. The goal was to go to the fabric store ( which I did), source some fabric based on some generated interest this week in a particular piece, take some pictures, head back home and work on finishing ย another cardigan.

Hmmmmmmm… lets see when did it all changed.. ooh yeah… in the fabric store…lol

I saw the remnant of this fabric and had a visual of perhaps a peplum. Such an unsual print and the feel and sturdyness of the knit was just great. However when I got to the cutting table I realized that it was not going to work for a peplum that is. So I didn’t want to walk away from the piece. It is quiet and unusual print you would agree and it was on sale too…… Go figure i bought it ( A potential new member of my stash). It was less than a meter but in my head I was sure I can come up with something to do with it.

Got home and guess where I headed…. you guessed right.. the machine.. set up my thread and next few minutes I was on the floor cutting away.. Good thing was ย I had a mini plan. A few weeks ago I completed an online course in designing patterns for Stretch knit fabrics through Burda Academy.. I had made most of the slopers that was done as part of the ย course. The different design variations too. These slopers were all made tailored to my measurements. So eager to try out the dress sloper I made it was an easy cut for this fabric.

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Used sloper to cut dress, added extra piece for length!

An hour and a half later Tadah!!!!!!!! Just like that a new member of my wardrobe!
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Love how it turned out.. Had to rip the neck out and add it again because it was attached wrong…oops late night sewing.. some serger woes was included in this project but I continued. Once I tried it on I was able to hem bottom and finish the armholes.

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Disregard the beautiful mess in the background.. I am working on it.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Focus on the dress…hahahah

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Now back to regular programming… finishing up my holiday orders and working on new stuff.. Stop by tomorrow I have a SPECIAL PROMO running for one day only!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bless

 

UtaC

 


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FALL FEVER: The infinity is back!

Fall is here and we can agree or disagree. ๐Ÿ™‚

The sewing chronicles for fall continues and I am back into making my customized infinity scarves! Dropping by to show you what I have been up to. These pieces are all on my etsy shop now. Also I am working on my photography skills and some new products to add to my shop! So its busy busy busy in addition to my 9 to 5! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think about these pictures? Not bad if I can say so myself.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Trust you enjoyed these pictures of what I have been up to. Special thanks to my friend SO who graciously ย volunteered to be apart of my fall fabulousness. She really shows you that your accessories can make a statement this fall/winter! Good models are so hard to find. ๐Ÿ™‚

What have you added to your fall sewing? I would love to hear. Or what have you added to your fall wardrobe? perhaps you can inspire me with some ideas for more FALL sewing? Do share!

Happy Friday to all.

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