China Trip Fall 2011 - Jet Lag, Sequins, Fabric, and Tea
|Fashion Team in China inspects SC8062, our sexy one-shoulder metallic ribbon dress arriving for Holiday 2011.|
After several frantic days on the ground in China, Sydney’s Closet Fashion Team is still reeling from jet lag! But every day is better.
At one factory, we check production on our sexy sequin one-shoulder mini dress. We’re thrilled to find everything perfect from the fit to the stitching. The shipment is set to leave China right on time! That lands this hot silver and gold metallic ribbon dress in the USA just in time for you to celebrate the holidays in style!
At another factory we struggle with a tough decision. Which color chiffon we found at the fabric market to use on the new Fall 2012 cocktail dress.
It’s not easy. But finally we settle on an emerald green for a body-hugging strapless sheath. We save a rich taffeta in brilliant gold for a high-low hem design we created for Prom 2013. Once we drape the fabric on a mannequin
we realize the proportions of the skirt are off. So it’s back to the drawing board where we add another layer to the hem and move the zipper from the side to the back of the dress for an easier fit.
During the long day designing, our Chinese friends keep us going with endless cups of hot tea freshly brewed in tiny cups!