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Black Pleated Collar Dress Giveaway by @AmandaArcherCo

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I’m excited about this weeks giveaway as it features this fantastic black pleated dress which is so versatile it can be worn on a date, or to an event from Amanda Archer, valued at $165.

Specifics:
100% cotton, Side seam pockets, back invisible zipper, pleated neckline, fitted at bust and under-bust band (around ribcage). Sample measures 39″ from shoulder to hem, model is 5’10” to give you an idea, custom measurements are available.

See this dress in action:
http://independentdesigner.blogspot.com/search/label/Pleated%20Collar%20Dress

*This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.*

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http://www.etsy.com/shop/AmandaArcher
https://www.facebook.com/pages/AmandaArcherCollection
http://twitter.com/AmandaArcherCo
http://pinterest.com/AmandaArcher/
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Real Wedding: Amanda Archer Collection

Amanda Archer Collection designed the midnight navy bridesmaids dresses for Allison’s August 2012 wedding at Battleground Country Club in New Jersey.  Photos are  by NYC wedding photographer Cassi Claire.

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To learn more about Amanda Archer Collection:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmandaArcher

http://www.amandaarcher.com

http://independentdesigner.blogspot.com

https://twitter.com/AmandaArcherCo

https://www.facebook.com/AmandaArcherCollection

http://pinterest.com/amandaarcher/

WorkSpace Features: Amanda Archer Collection

Amanda Archer Collection based out of Chicago, IL has been in business designing wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses for over 5 years.

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The designer cutting lace fabric

Describe your workspace and/or tools or machinery you use.

I work in an office studio with 2 juki industrial sewing machines, cutting and pattern table, shipping table, racks of patterns I’ve drafted base off my designs and shelves full of fabrics and threads.  I have 2 large skylights so my studio is very bright and sunny during the day.

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Sewing machine

What inspires you or compels you to stay creative?

I love seeing photos of real weddings I’ve worked on, it gives me motivation and joy to see my dress designs in action.  I also get inspired by fabric and attend as many fabric shows as I can.  I collect vintage laces and use those as inspiration on new designs.  I read as many wedding magazines and blogs as I have time for to keep up with what’s going on in the industry.

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Bolts of fabric

Tell us about your most recent project

Recently I created a white eyelet and lace strapless gown with lace rose and pearl appliqués at the bodice, it was modeled at a recent bridal show in Chicago. It’s 100% cotton and very, very comfortable.  I’m also working on a new wedding gown collection for an upcoming photo shoot, they are all a combination of lace, eyelet, cotton or silk, in ivory, blush and white shades.

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What is your typical day like from the time you wake up until you go to bed?

When I wake up, I get ready for the day, feed my cat, clean or organize something at home.  Then I walk to work, my studio is about 10 minutes away. When I arrive I update my websites as needed, catch up on emails, review my production schedule for the day. I keep a monthly and weekly schedule so I can keep track of all the weddings and events I’m working on.  My days usually consist of one or more of the following:  Ordering fabric, pattern drafting (I make all my patterns), cutting and bundling fabric, sewing, hand stitching, pressing garments, packing and shipping.  Although I only design a couple dress collections per year I’m constantly thinking up new ideas and sketching them out as they come to me.  I keep a sketch pad and go back to pick out what I like best when I’m ready to create a new collection.  I’m expecting my 1st baby (it’s a girl!) in April, and will be taking a couple months off, when I return to working full time I’m sure my typical day will be a lot different!

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The designer working on draped dress design.

To learn more about Amanda Archer visit:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmandaArcher
https://www.facebook.com/AmandaArcherCollection
https://twitter.com/AmandaArcherCo
http://pinterest.com/amandaarcher/
http://amandaarcher.com

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