Monday, July 15, 2013

Really Great Draped Jersey Circle Top Tutorial

sweet lemonayde: Draped Jersey Circle Top Tutorial: (yep, my sister's wearing pajama pants... i advise that you don't wear it like this, haha)
You may have noticed that I like real...

Pencil Skirt in Vintage Herringbone and Bamboo 2 Tiered Top

Better late than never here come the photos from the Spring Shoot! The top is made from the softest bamboo jersey and the skirt from vintage herringbone that I picked up at the second time around! Love the leather bow belt!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring Photo Shoot Preview

Had a really fun day today shooting for Spring 2013. Thanks to my darling friends for suffering through modelling for me and Michael Grills for shooting for me again! More pics to come!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mint Love Mint

Sooooo I am happy to see that mint is the it colour for Spring 2013 along with button down skirts and other reoccurring 80's trends. Has Mint ever had it's day in the lime light or mint light? Alone and not paired with dusty rose or peach or another sad popular 80's colour?

Today I photographed a doozy of a vintage treasure that's been hanging around in my closet for about 8 years and will now have its day!

                                                      The Vintage Mint Wiggle Dress

Here are some of my other fave mint fashion pieces. This one is on Etsy!! click the pic for the link!

I have a major attraction to these 80's sweater vests!

Simplicity is best.

Because it's pretty!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Long Live the Eaton's Catalogue, Not to be Confused with the Sears Catalogue

So excited my mom happened upon these little beauties one day and brought them home to share!

We had a great time flipping through the pages of these catalogues stopping to laugh here and there mostly at underwear and appliances. The fashions are screaming with that rough and shiny polyester that no one likes to touch let alone wear anymore. Although I think these dudes particularly loved their fancy tops especially Mr. Moustache....

Ski Bunnies - Love the Green Suit the best.

Once a household staple, the Eaton's catalogue sold everything from socks to accordions to chainsaws and bath towels! Eaton's was the first retailer to produce a home catalogue and offered everything anyone needed for the home or family especially in rural areas.

There were a handful of things we found in the catalogue that I remember floating around our house as a kid. For example: Dinner set my parents got when they were married (bottom right)

This cardigan sweater I wore around a lot as a preteen thinking it was cool because it came out of my dad's closet when really it was just a huge static-electricity conductor. When I had it on I could have powered any light socket no doubt.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Switch Swatch?! Which Swatch?

I normally shy away from small non-apparel sewing projects but a couple of months ago a friend of mine, Kate Lightfoot of Sapling Yoga donated two large bags full of fabric swatches to the shop. It is now my duty to figure out what to do with them! Luckily for me another fabulous friend, Interior Designer Gilles Charette of G3 Living happened by and graciously spent some time putting colours and textures together for me and offering ideas on how to match the swatches in case I want to make pillow covers etc. etc.

So here they be. Well a small sampling of them anyway.


Now to decide how best to use them. I'm thinking, clutch purses, iphone cases, makeup bags, laptop envelopes etc. etc.
Any other ideas?

Gilles sent me this link for yoga bags which will be my first project. Pics soon!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Prom 2012

I had the pleasure back in June of last year to create a custom designed prom dress for one lucky girl! It was a lot of fun despite hand gluing all the sequins onto that tulle! Here's how it turned out!

Monday, January 28, 2013

And I'm Back on Track!

Wow! Somehow I lost track of 2012 all together! soooo I'd better hurry and catch up! Today I'll just post a little something I've been starting to work on for Spring/Summer 2013.