This week I show you what goes in to buying custom clothing from local designer Emma Erickson.
I am giddy! I literally have raised my hands to my mouth and I’m letting out a machine gun giggle while jumping up and down. I’m doing this after I see myself in the mirror for the first time in my nearly done custom romper by Emma Erickson. She has me try it on so she can fit it to my boyish body and checks the length of the shorts, the ease in the front and the arm holes for comfort.
Let me back up a few steps.
The process started by me clicking “like” on the photo of the romper I saw on facebook. I “liked” it, then I thought… no really, I really like this romper… not just a facebook non-committal like.
I contacted Emma to see what I needed to do to get this article of clothing into my spring/summer wardrobe. She kindly invited me over to her home for an initial fitting. She had me try on her sample romper that was made for the runway last fall. From there she determined what needed to be altered for my pattern. I paid a small deposit to confirm that, ‘yes, I am serious about wanting you to make this for me’ and we were in business.
Emma soon contacted me for a second fitting with the actual romper I’ll be taking home. Fast forward to me giggling and jumping. I am not used to having clothing that fits me well. One reason why I went to school to learn how to sew was because I am 5′ 2″ and nothing straight off the rack fits me. Even though Emma finds a few things that she would like to change about the pattern, I can already tell that I am going to live in this piece of clothing all summer long!
At the fitting I can’t help snagging a yellow chevron headband she featured this spring at Omaha Fashion Week.
A ‘Fashion Take’ will be posted soon with me wearing the finished romper!
Check out what other amazing designs you can buy from Emma on her Facebook page HERE
Follow her Blog HERE
Thanks Heather Hooton of Hooton Images for the photos!