A new dress + naming contest!


It will most probably be no surprise for you when I say I've long been wanting to sew for others. And I do, in fact, sew for others, as documented on this blog. And as beautiful as the whole process of sewing to measure is, I am still longing for the total creative freedom that making something from scratch can provide. My dream from the very beginning has been to sew pieces that I designed from the first sketching line and sewed to the very last snip of the last loose thread. So far, I've been doing it for myself only.

So, I've decided that is what I want to pursue. This is my dream. My small everyday daydream. And so, last spring, I started thinking of a collection that I want to create. I already know the theme and the name of it but I'm going to keep those to myself for now. But! I'm looking for help naming the pieces in the collection.

This dress is one of those pieces. The shape of the dress flares right from the shoulder straps and it creates a trapeze that you can either wear loose or fit closer to your body with ties. The skirt has a few pleats in the front and in the back. There is a decorative but fully functional patch pocket in the front and two in-seam pockets in the skirt part. The dress is fully lined. It's unbelieveably comfortable. It goes great with tops and sweaters underneath it and with sweaters or cardigans layeres over it. I'm going to be sewing these in very short series (1-5 items) in different plaid woven wool fabrics. Now...

She needs a name.

So I'm running a contest here. I want to hear you guys give this girl a name. Make her belong somewhere. Give her a story and a home. Send me your ideas in the comments or email me at arobotheart[at]gmail.com. If I like your idea best, the dress will be given the name you picked and, as a thank you, I will give you 20% off the stuff in my online shop. If I like more than one idea, I'll give out more discounts.

Get creative! Can't wait to read what you come up with!
Z pewnością nie zdziwi to nikogo, kiedy powiem, że od dawna chciałam szyć dla innych. I faktycznie to robię, jak zresztą widać na tym blogu. Ale niezależnie od tego, jak piękny jest proces szycia miarowego, brakuje mi tej totalnej swobody twórczej, jaką odnajduję w robieniu czegoś zupełnie od zera. Moim marzeniem od początku było szyć rzeczy, które zaprojektowałam od pierwszego szkicu i uszyłam do ostatniej przyciętej nitki. Póki co robię to tylko dla siebie.

Dlatego postanowiłam się za to zabrać na szerszą skalę. To moje marzenie, mój mały, codzienny sen na jawie. I tak, ostatniej wiosny, zaczęłam myśleć o własnej kolekcji. Znam już jej temat i nazwę, ale zostawię je póki co dla siebie. Ale! Potrzebuję pomocy w nazywaniu części tej kolekcji.

Ta sukienka jest jedną z nich. Kształt sukienki to trapez rozszerzający się od ramion ku dołowi. Można ją dowolnie dopasować, wiążąc z tyłu lub puszczając luźno. Spódnica ma kilka zakładek. Na górze jest dekoracyjna - i w pełni funkcjonalna - nakładana kieszonka, a w szwach bocznych spódnicy kryją się dwie kolejne kieszenie. Jest niezwykle wygodna. Świetnie pasują do niej bluzki, koszule i swetry - nałożone pod spód lub na wierzch, jak inwencja podpowiada. Będę je szyła w bardzo krótkich seriach (po 1-5 sztuk) z różnych tkanin wełnianych w kratę. Rzecz w tym, że...

Potrzebuje imienia.

Wobec tego ogłaszam konkurs. Nazwijcie ją. Niech gdzieś należy. Dajcie jej historię i dom. Prześlijcie mi swoje pomysły w komentarzu lub mailem na adres arobotheart[at]gmail.com. Jeśli czyjś pomysł spodoba mi się najbardziej, to sukienka dostanie wybrane imię na zawsze, a osobie, która je zgłosiła, w ramach podziękowań przekażę 20% zniżki do swojego internetowego sklepu. Jeśli spodoba mi się więcej zgłoszeń - rozdam kolejne zniżki.

Działajcie, twórzcie! Nie mogę się doczekać, co wymyślicie.

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10 comments:

  1. I think I'd give your pieces girls names like Jessie or Norah (after the lovely Norah Jones of course). Maybe its fun to name them after people that are dear to you, like your family. Or polish names for fruits? Like apple or something �� I love that your dress has so many pockets! I always miss that in dresses and skirts. The pattern is just lovely but I wonder if you are also going to sew them in more 'happy' fabrics? I like my clothes colourful :) Good luck with this amazing adventure!
    Gemma

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  2. My first thought when I saw the dress: Penelope! I don't know why, but there you go!
    How exciting that you're following your dream! You have a beautiful talent and I can't wait to see what you create :)
    Wishing you all the best!
    x

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  3. Alice came into my mind first, probably due to the pinafore-like style. But then I tought it might be nice to have kind of a theme for naming all pieces of your collection. The autumnish style of the plaid wool and your as usual beautiful photos made me think of trees. Probably Beech, Elm or Ash for this dress. And one item should then be named Willow, because this word just sounds beautiful to me ;)
    You could of course use polish names of trees or plants, but many polish are quite hard to pronunce for non-polish speakers which might be to consider as you blog both in Enlish and Polish.
    Regardless of the language used you could either name garments after trees that somehow reseble them or just for the nice or poetic sound of the word.
    Regardless of wich name you choose, I wish you all the best for your new project and really hope it works out for you.

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  4. Woodland Dress was my fist thought!

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  5. Traipsing Trapeze dress....I like alliterations:) Also, this dress is so perfect...
    -Madison
    www.minniemuseblog.com

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  6. I am so happy for you! It's wonderful you're making your dream a reality.

    First Impressions In Green
    Walk In The Park Dress
    She In Green
    Wooly Yours

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  7. Just stumbled across your blog and am in love with everything about it- including this dress! For some reason it made me think of Jane Eyre....probably the colors and photography setting.

    Perhaps....literary characters/authors?
    Charlotte (Bronte)
    Jane (Eyre or Austen)
    Liza (Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice)
    Lucy (Chronicles of Narnia)

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  8. Also p.s. your hair = perfect ♡

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  9. Your makes and photographes are so magical, so I instantly thought of fairy names ( searched in google and found this http://www.fairiesworld.com/fairy-names.shtml)
    For this one - "Brucie" forest sprite ;)

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