Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 31, 2011.

Update #2

Fabric, Machines, and Events!

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A little progress report of November and December, 2011:

  The process of creating the Spring 2012 collection is well under way.  There is much more to come, but here's a taste of what I was able to accomplish so far:

Material sourcing: I took a trip to New York to meet with vendors, and to source the fabrics and materials for this season.  This is a sample of what you might find on the 15th floor of a building in the fashion district.

Meet my Juki straight stitch and Siruba overlock machines: I've been able to upgrade from the home sewing machine I've been using to these two industrial grade machines.  That means now I can sew leather, denim, jersey, chiffon; from heavy-weight to light-weight, these machines will help produce garments at a much higher quality!

Retro Glam Night in Panama: I attended the Retro Glam Night event in Panama with a great photographer friend of mine, Maria Gibbs.  The event was a success and TOXO-PHILITE is now carried in a design shop in Panama, Diablo Rosso!

Sample pieces: Work on sample pieces has begun!  I'm testing out dyeing methods and fabric painting styles to create custom-made colors and patterns.

The next few months will be quite busy in my little studio as I prepare for the fashion show in March!  Many more updates to come!

Thanks for making this possible!!

Chelsea

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      Creator Jacqueline Boone on January 11, 2012

      Great update! So excited for you and the fahsion that is to be!

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      Creator ashley cass on January 10, 2012

      Super awesome, Chelsea!

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