Monday, April 15, 2013

The Tiny Closet Collection... Here's Hoping!

Wow.

The incredibly positive feedback I've been getting from the handmade pieces I've been incorporating into my Tiny Closet has been amazing to receive.

Thank you.

I started designing and sewing clothing because, while blogging about my adventures in having a small wardrobe, I was growing a more discerning eye for quality and style and I just began being a lot choosier with the clothing I would wear.  I realized the clothes that I truly loved were considerably beyond what I could afford and frankly, waaaaaay overpriced to begin with anyway, so I began making the things I saw but couldn't/wouldn't buy.


For the past two years, I've been loving sewing everyday, tweaking designs I see in store windows and even creating my own designs.  It's become quite a passion actually.
So a few weeks ago, after discovering the meaning of life over Cheerios, I realized life is too short and valuable to not do what you love to do.
So I went down to city hall and and got a little present for my Tiny Closet: 

a business license
yay!

The Tiny Closet is now a licensed business - as a special promise to myself to keep sewing and designing, and working towards one day being able to see my creations in
someone else's Tiny Closet.  That would be a dream come true.


As I am working on a clothing line to sell, I am testing out each piece right here on my blog.  Seeing if you like them, testing how they fit, and also testing out how they go with my daily style and wardrobe.  The question of exactly when the line will be available is still to be determined but I do know I have never wanted anything more.

Your encouragement and feedback while I continue testing out new clothing is amazingly helpful so
*thankyouthankyouthankyou*
for visiting, commenting and emailing.

I so hope you'll continue to stick with me because
I am so excited for what's in store... 
!!

37 comments :

  1. Congratulations!! I adore your blog and your personality and, of course, your sense of style! This is a wonderful gift to yourself and I wish you nothing but all the joy and success :) I, too, just registered my business in custom chair upholstery after discovering the meaning of life. But I think my epiphany was over a bowl of kale soup :)

    All the best, lovely!
    Nicole

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  2. Congratulations! I for one shall be following your progress. Keep us updated, please?

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  3. Wow congratulations! I recently found your blog and completely fell in love with it.. your style, friendly and warm attitude, and your natural beauty is really inspiring and refreshing. It's wonderful that you're going to start your own line, as I'm a minimalist myself when it comes to most things, so I can't wait to see the simple chic pieces you make! All I ask is that you keep us plus size ladies in mind.. :)

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  4. I am rooting for you! I not only enjoy the beautiful items you have made but have been inspired to learn to sew this summer :)

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  5. i just started following you--wish i could remember from where, but i do believe it was over a luscious cucumber gin gimlet, so i'll blame the faulty memory on that--

    my first glimpse was your "tethered to the sewing machine" post, and i immediately searched your blog for everything hand made i could find. so i'm thrilled you're jumping in with both tiny talented feet!

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  6. I absolutely cannot wait. I love all of the pieces you've shown us so far. Best wishes on your endeavors!

    You are the cause, your life is the effect. - The Secret

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  7. Congratulations! Can't wait for your pieces to go on sale.

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  8. This is brilliant news. I'm coveting one of your t-shirts they slouch so perfectly and it's just my style. I also love love loooove the maxi stripe dress. These are items that are easy to layer and pack for travelling! Can't wait.

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  9. Go go go, am your big fun. I may not be commenting on everypost but I definately love your style and i look them up daily

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  10. I suggest you start with the t-shirts! I'm loving that white t-shirt!!

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  11. Yessssssssss!!!!! What great news, congrats and I'm with all of the above - can't wait to get my hands on some of those slouchy tees :)

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  12. Wow! So excited for you! I love your pieces and I can't wait to be able to buy them! You are an inspiration. Continue to do what you love!

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  13. Congratulation, I discovered your blog via the hilarious and stylish blogger @ Fashion Nette-work. Even though I'm a giant in height, I'm inspired by the eclectic and unique pieces you created for your 'Tiny Closet'.

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  14. Kudos!! So excited for you. There's an amazing clothes designer - ISabel Toledo - who has written a great book called "Roots of Style." I'm halfway through it and she has a passion for individualistic style and grace for women that I think you would enjoy. Can't wait to buy some of your clothing!!

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  15. Congratulations. I am in the process of filing a DBA. Is that the same as getting a business license? As far as your blog and clothes, I think you will be very successful.

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  16. I always assumed that the pieces you created were exclusively for your own closet. I'm so happy to hear that you will one day design and sell pieces to us. I understand the need to "test" so I will wait patiently.

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  17. Congratulations! So excited for you!

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  18. Yay! Congrats! I think every piece you design is awesome!

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  19. Congratulations! Can't wait for the official launch!

    -Chymere A.

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  20. This is so right! Upwards and onward.

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  21. congrats on your business venture! I look forward to purchasing items from your collection when they become available!

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  22. I love your blog...and I loved your blue cape tutorial...it would be really cool if you offered your designs in sewing patterns also!!

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  23. Yay!! Congrats Natalie! So excited for you! Your style sensibility is super practical and chic! I love that you bring the classics back to life in a very cool unique way. :)
    I KNOW that your line will be a wildly successful one! Many women are getting tired of the ever changing fashion world and are looking for quality and well made classics. I know i am. so I wish you nothing but the best (not that you need it hahahha) I cant wait to start buying your lovely designs. :)

    BTW I really wanna start making my own clothes too. How did you get started with sewing and designing? Did you go to a school for that or are you self taught? thanks

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  24. That is awesome! Congratulations!

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  25. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your line.

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  26. So excited for you, chica!!! Taking that one step has just brought you much closer to your dream. Kudos!

    Kim
    www.pishposhperfect.com

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  27. Mazel tov! Excited to follow your progress - and purchase a piece or two.

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  28. I for can not wait for your line (I know it's going to be awesome), I love your style and eye for fashion!!!




    Carsedra of:
    http://www.embracingtherealme.com/
    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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  29. Congrats! I can't wait to buy a piece to 'model' on Instagram :)

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  30. Awww congratulations!! I shall eagerly wait for your collections arrival :)

    Mo x

    withinmylocket.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. YES!!!!! SO excited for you and congrats! Can't what to see what treasures will come from The Tiny Closet! Much success to you girlie!

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  32. Yes ma'am! Pics one, two, five, six, eight and possibly nine would be buys for me!

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  33. This is just too cool!!!!! I am so very excited for you! You have an eye and I think there's a community out there, like me, that loves your style. Can't wait to see where you go with it. Have FUN!!!

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  34. YAY! Best news I've heard so far this week. I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to start adding your designs to my closet.

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