I shall be starting a new brand very shortly called Cauchemar Mignon. Two really lovely friends of mine are currently making the website for me ^_^. It will be run by me (I do all the sewing myself), and I plan on having everything completely custom-sized. I own a computer program that allows me to make base fitting shells that I will use to fit the garments, so this will be especially good for anyone that has any kind of fitting issue, as I can make items that can fit perfectly!
To start off I plan on doing comissions to earn the money to buy fabrics, laces, and other materials in large quantities so I can have set designs eventually. Also I wish to purchase labels to sew into the clothing. In the meantime, I am accumulating design ideas for what I shall make as my set designs. For my prototypes I will first make the item for myself in my size, take pictures and such, then have it open for custom sizing. This is where the point of this post comes in, I was wondering what kind of items are people looking for in a brand? Would more people like to see gothic lolita, punk lolita, sweet lolita, classic lolita, etc? Any particular kinds of items such as jumper skirts with scalloped hems or the like? Any particular kind of detailing? Would people be interested in seeing things not only custom made, but also some set items already made (perhaps accessories like Alice bows, headresses, bags, socks, and the like)? I have already started doing concept sketches and design illustrations for original designs. To prototype I planned to make the item first for myself before I started making them for others, also because my dressform that I am making is going to be a replica of myself anyways (I have a few fitting issues myself).( Collapse )