April 1st (give or take)

March 28, 2011

Okay ladies, anxiety has officially kicked in. I was doing well until this moment but now I realize April 1st is just a few days away. Some of you may be wondering what happens on April 1st, well let me fill you in…

At the end of last year, after my bridal line was out, I realized I wanted to come out with “Sunday Dresses” for women. Making regular dresses compared to bridal gowns is a whole new world. There were two main problems with me doing my “Sunday Dresses” right away.
Problem 1, I needed to be able to cut cost down. A lot. Every time I make myself my own “Sunday dress” it cost me $100-150 dollars and I’m the designer/person making it! There is no way I would be able to turn that around for profit. So how do you cut cost? Mass production and computerized pattern making. As of now I do everything by hand. Which is great for bridal but with mass production that has got to go if you want cost lower. Mass production is a whole new world for me and I need to go somewhere where I can learn from people in the industry how to do all of this.
Problem 2, I started looking for fabrics I wanted for my Sunday Dresses and quickly found the exact same fabric I had liked in two other designers collections. Guess we all liked the same fabric vendor. Big problem. I don’t want anyone having the same floral fabric as me, etc. So I want to learn how to design and make my own fabrics.
I realized the only way to fix these problems was to further my education. And I knew there was no better place to go back to design school than at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. New York City is where it’s all at for me. Connections, education, inspiration, and motivation. I knew getting into FIT would be extremely hard but I went for it anyways.

This brings us to now. Now after several months of waiting I find out on (or around) April 1st if I get into FIT. This is a huge moment in my life and I am anxiously awaiting what the future has in store for me. I hesitated even sharing with people about me applying because of my pride. I thought if I didn’t get in I would be so embarrassed to share that with people. However, that’s not what this blog is about. I realized for me to be successful in sharing my success story I needed to share everything, the good and the bad because I won’t ever give up on my dreams. And I want people to be encouraged by that for their own lives.
So bare with me this week. My heart will be pounding harder and harder every day I am sure. Whatever the outcome will be I can’t be upset with it because I know it’s meant to be that way for a reason. New York City I am coming for you either way and these Sunday Dresses will be made. One way or another.
P.S. I love my husband.

10 thoughts on “April 1st (give or take)

  1. Miss Amy

    Success to me is having the means and ability to improve the lives of others… You already have the ability. And FIT will see that. You’ll soon have the means. I don’t doubt it for a second. Happy for this announcement!!! YAY for April 1st!

  2. Tara

    That’s awesome that you are going for your goals! I am struggling with this very thing lately and seeing you do it is definitely inspiring. Thanks for sharing your exciting news and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! xxx,ooo

  3. cat

    maybe im just a baby but i totally cried reading this because im so impressed by your determination and courage!! you are very inspiring and im grateful you share all of your successful AND vulnerable moments with us!!

  4. Funky Junk Interiors

    My fingers are crossed for you! I know all too well what it’s like attempting to make your mark. I’m basically on the same path as you. Good for you!!

    Followed you over here from The Shine Project. 🙂


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