Selling embellished clothes

Yes, that will be my new project for the year. Nevermind that I am so busy with the baby without any help and all that. I am so inspired by all these Moms out there that I want to do something too! So this is it. I will be selling clothes that have all things glitterati, twinkles, sparkles, bling-bling! and the best part??? I have hired my Mother to sew in all the blings so you can be sure that they are all original in design and of high quality. If you have an old piece of clothing that you’re bored with, or it has a stain, don’t throw it out yet! Send it over as we’ll give it a refreshing makeover so much so that you will love it again.

So, all this talk and we have only sewn 5 pieces so far. Heh. I’ve been wondering what the best way is to display the clothes. Hire a model to wear them? Or hang them with a hanger? Or lay them down flat? Hmmm…..if only I had the budget to get everything professionally done but unfortunately, this is a home-based no budget business……

Any ideas? Let me introduce my first Spanish Senorita top ala Lolita. Lolita was purchased from the Australian clothes store Suzanne Grae for AUD$40 and has never been worn. Brand new. It was plain red though and…..a bit plain. The only thing it had going was that it was pretty low cut. Sexy. I’m not sure why I bought it. It is made of Rayon/Viscose/Nylon and is stretchy and I hardly ever wear stretchy stuff due to my ‘voluptous’ figure. So I made Nana dress it up with some black sequins and she added a little bow to the front and voila! I present to you, Lolita…..


Hung on a hanger….


Detail of sewing….



Modelled by my free model…..hehe…..

Obviously, I need to photograph these clothes with a better camera and certainly in better lighting!!! These were taken at night!!! Oh well, we live and learn. So, so, so??? How should I display these clothes? There are some very exciting pieces and after Nana was finished with them, I was like…..oh no…..I don’t want to sell them after all. They are so nice. But I cannot fit into them, so what should I do? The Hubs goes, SELL THEM!!!

Lolita sells for RM100. Yeah, that’s the Hubs’ price. He said he cannot lose money in this, just because I bought it for RM120 and then Nana put her sweat into sewing in the sequins, which also cost money plus she uses the most expensive thread for sewing sequins so that you can dump embellished clothes into the washing machine without worry. And the Hubs came up with RM100.

Of course, I’ll set up a new blog for this project. Eventually.

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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  1. that’s alot of work sewing on the blings blings….good job to your mom and congrats to your new venture 😉

  2. Congrats on the new venture! Can’t wait to see more of it.

    Btw, I think using both the hanger and a life model to display the clothes will be perfect. Potential buyers will be able to see how it looks like without being worn and when it is worn by a real life person. Also, they’ll be able to gauge if they can fit into the clothes with a life model. 🙂

    All the best!

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