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Saturday, August 28, 2010

vintage trim jacket

I've been slowly working on trimming out an inexpensive jacket to model what can be done as a custom order.  Any type of jacket would work, but this one is neutral and would look super with anything!  Natalie's madras skirt and a blue t-shirt was adorable.
These photos may not be the best, and I see that I need to tack a few curvy places down, but here it is....

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New design

Here are photos of a new top I created using a vintage lace curtain panel, doilies, and laces.   Don't  you love the way it flows?  In this photograph I have a brown cami under it, but I think it would look great with any cami, t, or turtleneck and jeans, leggings, or long skirt.  I'm working on one made of muslin just to see how it looks, too.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Across the pond....

Lovely morning!  Stephanie is on her way, and I just chatted with the lovely Bonzie Crotty in Ireland!  She is my inspiration, creating a fabulous line of truly edgy, designer clothing.  Check out her website -

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Getting Ready!

Today I photographed all 69 of my shirts for Mount Dora.    The first picture is a close-up of one of my favorites, made with my mother's bridal veil, French silk pleated trim, and hand crocheted circles.  The other two photos show two different styles I will sell.  Some of them have more elaborate detail on the back than on the front.  I fear that I need twice that many (if I'm lucky), considering the number of people who usually attend the fair.  However, I haven't worked on a lampshade since the beautiful blue accent one, so I have ordered chandeliers to alter!  This summer I picked up some silverplate, and plan to use that and crystals I found at a flea market to make two very unusual pieces....and I may add laces, tulle, and beading - maybe even some of my soldered charms!  Also, it would be fun to put together some "embellishments" that stand alone and can be pinned to coats, blazers, belts, and the like.  Too many ideas!