Anyways, at Patchwork, the clothing was so in demand that I had trouble taking pictures with so many girls browsing the racks! No problem though, because Bri provided some beautiful photographs with are about 1000% better than anything I took. And lucky for you, she is providing one of her tank tops as a giveaway prize, your choice of a man's or a woman's top! Not only that, but she has a promo code for all of you readers, which I'm sure you will put to good use.
But first, a few words from Bri herself!
Tell me a little bit about yourself!
Well, I've always had a passion for design since I was young. So I started enrolling in classes and the fashion institute, Sewing 101, pattern making, dye-processing and so on....Being a Mother of three & wife with a full time career other than fashion it made it extremely difficult to commit fully to the structured programs, so I picked and chose between classes and self-taught myself in between. Then I learned how to knit and crochet! It's my creative outlet that gives me my me time and allows me to express my art and skills.
Where did the name of your store come from?
"Reverie" means, A state of abstracted musing; daydreaming. I was finding myself constantly day dreaming ideas, patterns, shapes, colors for my next silhouette. I found Reverie suiting, plus it's a pretty word:)
Why did you start making goods for Reverie?
Little by little I was making a quite few collections under my brand Reverie. Working hard for myself and friends, that wasn't enough. After encouragement from family and friends, I decided to start my own shop on-line. One thing led to another with invitations for art shows, fairs, boutiques asking for my clothing.... The fashion industry is rough you need to be constant, constantly putting new things out there and wishing for the best!
What is your favorite item?
My favorite item, which is my signature item would be one of my Kimonos. The Moto kimono is probably one of my favorites. Using my hand dying process it makes each one unique, they're like snow flakes no matter how hard you try to make them similar the textile always ends up different.
What is your most popular item?
The free Bird Kimono.
Where do you get the inspiration for your work?
My inspiration comes from traveling, surfing, art work. A lot of my inspiration comes at night when I can't fall asleep because so many new ideas are running through my mind.
What makes your store unique?
My store is unique because every piece of clothing is mostly a one-of-a-kind piece. They're for the most part timeless pieces that won't go "out of style." You'll typically have my items in your closet forever!
What is the toughest part about making your goods/your artistic process?
TIME... It's such a process to draft, pattern-make, cut, dye, and then construct. I'm a one man shop at the moment and really take pride in everything I sell. The most difficult part of the fashion industry is the overseas mass production and the cost of goods sold here in the U.S. I'm finding myself underselling my products due to my competition.
Do you take custom orders?
Yes, I have made a lot of custom orders. Some of my clients ask for specific colors, sizes and I'm more than happy to fulfill those requests.
When is the last day I can order in time for Christmas Day?
Friday December, 20th. is the last day to order in time for Christmas. For any custom orders, Monday December 16th.
Where can I see more of your work and buy a gift?
Anything else to add?
Everything I make is handmade in the U.S.A. I'm excited to be a part of "25 Days of Handmade Gifts!
Can you believe that she is a mother of three and still finds even a smidgen of time to hand-dye fabrics, crochet trims, and even make custom orders? Also, don't you agree that Reverie is the perfect name for this shop? I do!
As if the loveliness were not enough, remember that Bri is offering a discount for all of my readers! To receive the promo, enter the code "reverie25days " to receive 15% off. Yay!
Now for the giveaway details! Bri (wearing one of her popular kimonos) is showing off one of her skull tank tops with artwork by famous tattoo artist Nathan Kostechko. You can choose either the men's or women's tank, so hop on over to the website to see the women's tank if you are interested in that version.
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