Reversible Faux Fur Vest
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Jersey Knit Tops With Large Front PleatSo I have a regular following of clients who request that I remake garments that they love. Three of my best girls recently brought in a couple of tops they loved that they each wanted to have and I made them up for them In the Shop.
I love these ladies and I love making their fashions for them. Some days I feel so blessed that I have such good people supporting my business. Thanks Nicole, Louise and Madeline!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Story Board
This fall I'm into mixing textures in fabrics. The designs are classic with a twist of modernity. I really like tie-neck blouses and cape coats. I'm using a mix of fabrics including faux leather (from the remnant bin) and soft jerseys (also from the remnant bin). The colours are fallish with lots of grey and brown and some red.
It's a little obvious what my colour choices are!
And here is a sneak peek at some completed designs.
Brown faux leather and fabric (unknown) skirt with hand covered buttons.
Circle wraps - this very flattering and very comfortable wrap sweater is a something every woman should have in her wardrobe. It looks fabulous dressed up or down. The fabrics are knits mixed from acrylic to wool and wool/cotton or wool/acrylic blends.
Tie Neck Jersey Top With Full Sleeve
Cowl Neck Sleeveless Jersey
Watch for the full professional photo shoot coming soon!
Sunday October 16, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
In The Shop and online from our Etsy Store Hellbox.
Our napkins and winebags are made from 100% natural unbleached cotton. We set the fibres in the fabric before beginning the process of hand silk-screening with non-toxic water-based dyes that are safe to use around food and eating. They are machine washable and dryable.
Autumn Napkins - Dinner, Cocktail, Wine Bag
Matryoshka Doll Napkins
Katie's Wedding DressWorking with Katie Bruynson on her wedding dress is the kind of work designers live for.
Katie wanted something simple but elegant and couldn't find her dress in a store. She also knew she was getting married on the beach and wanted something that would work with a shoreline wedding.
The design has a plunging front halter neckline that crosses low around the back. A slim fitting skirt with a trumpet style hem and small train. This dress reminds me of a design from the glorious glamour days of Hollywood circa. 1920's.
The first two photos are from the first fitting.
|Katie's first fitting|
Getting the back to sit as low as we could was a bit of a challenge!
|The finished dress!|
Thanks Katie! I had a lot of fun working on your dress with you!
January and February were quieter months in the shop but I managed to take on some bigger jobs like an 11 ft valance and drape! Yikes! Looks like we are branching off into drapery now! Pics will follow!
Aside from all the hemming and fixing and stitching I managed to squeeze in a design! Amanda Downey's custom bridesmaid dress was finally finished too! Thanks for the pics Amanda!