Friday, 10 August 2012

Sew Busy!

Hi Folks!

I am sorry it's been so long.  The e-book was published and then everything went WOOOOOOSH!! The Oxford Mail got in touch because they'd seen a BBC article about corsetry on a 'no news day', then once that was published, the actual BBC got in touch and came to record a few sessions with me for BBC Radio Oxford.  Those have already been broadcast on a breakfast show last week, but .... drumroll ... the TV people now want in on the corset action, so they're coming with a film crew next week!  Click the pic to read the Oxford Mail article:


All this means is that it's been insanely busy at Sew Curvy towers.  My sales have gone through the roof - i've already sold 70 copies of the e-book, and ofcourse the knock on sales have added to that mountain of tissue paper, ribbons and postal receipts! ... Gertie of Better Sewing fame also decided to make a corset - have you seen it?  She is going to look AMAZING when it's all done - keep an eye out on her blog for more news on that.

Ofcourse I had to make a corset as if for a fitting for Lou the lovely BBC radio presenter so that we could capture the "ooooh!" factor when she was laced in, for the listeners.  Now I'm making her another for the TV slot - one that I think will 'suit' her more.  More on that in the next post or so.  In the meantime, here she is with her corset ready for final fitting:



And I've been trying to make a little bridal portfolio to take to local wedding fairs this autumn.  I've finished a couple of pieces but the work is on going on that front.  There are all sorts of other possibilities and projects in the pie too, so what I really need to do is figure out a way of either extending the number of hours in the day - or the number of minutes in an hour, or how to clone myself at least 4 times.

You can see a preview of my e-book, and buy a copy if you wish,  by clicking here:





15 comments:

kbenco said...

Congratulations on all the publicity - it sounds great for business.
I would like to check out your e book,but the link is coming up "error 404 page not found".Are you able to mend this,or is it just insanely popular and overloaded from everyone clicking on it?

Julia Bremble said...

Hi ... I fixed the link .. don't know what went wrong there! :) Thanks for the congrats :)

Miss Magpie said...

wow how wonderful for you, Good old Oxford mail!

Cynthia zabee said...

Congrats!!!!

Toffeeapple said...

It all sounds marvellous Julia, if hectic. Many congratulations, you will surely now be very busy for the rest of your career.

MrsC said...

This is so exciting! It's great that all the hard work is paying off. You deserve the accolades! The bridal fair thing is a stunning idea. I know what you mean though, finding time to do the prep for these things is so hard!
L'm all for a 27 hour day myself. ;-)

Milenushka said...

These news make me so happy! I love how all that hard work finally pays off! Good Luck on BBC and if there will be a chance to see those chapters, please let us know! P.S How about a craftsy course? I am a huge fan of their platform and you are so right for it:)
By the way as far as the actual corset making for clients you should definitely train somebody to help you. This is now growing bigger than a one woman show, I think. Anyway - good news! Thanks for sharing them!

Milena from http://thehomeblues.blogspot.com

Twiggy said...

Well done and well deserved Julia :)
Twiggyx

Julia Bremble said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments everyone :)

SewChristine said...

Oh well done Julia! I'm so pleased your book is doing well and that you've got really well earned recognition by the media. x

ginny said...

wow that's excellent. you have worked so hard. i remember when you were first starting to 'get into' corsets.(making wise that is). very interested to read your e-book. congrats on all the success and good luck with your new studio. you deserve it! love Ginny (sweetmyrtle/the flour loft)

Vicki said...

That is fantastic. congratulations. I am very excited for you. I can't wait to see and her more.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Look at you! I'm so thrilled you are going from strength to strength it is all very exciting!

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