If you must shop there
For rompers and belts and tops
Think of bloody sweat
A dress for ten bucks!
Is the industrial plea
For you to forget
That shit is heinous
Fits you weird and won’t stay nice
Rips in the laundry
Fast fashion feels gross
It’s not high and it’s not low
It’s just middlebrow
By: Kate Carraway
I’ve just picked out a fresh batch of brightly colored fabric to make spring dresses. Take a look and let me know what you think – what you like/dislike/passionately love or hate.
If you do spot a particular fabric you love, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can make a bespoke, custom dress perfectly fit for you. But keep in mind the sooner the better – these sheets of fabric will soon be made into ready-to-wear dresses (that may not be your size!).
Additionally, I’ll be introducing a new style of dress into this season’s collection. Think fitted bodice and flared bottom.
Blue Projection. 100% cotton. Vintage material.
Straight UP. 100% Cotton. Vintage Material
Aqua Beach Chevron. 100% Preshrunk Cotton. Locally purchased fabric.
Let’s go tribal. Lightweight cotton. Locally purchased fabric.
Cherry Blossom. 100% Preshrunk Cotton. Locally purchased fabric. The photo doesn’t pick up that this pink actually had a tinge of coral to it – but it’s there. Feel free to email me for more photos if you’re interested!
Pastel green Calvin Klein fabric with slight stretch to it. A nice contrast lining for Cherry Blossom fabric. Locally purchased fabric.
Ladies Whiskey. Forget ladies lunch – let’s try something new with this slightly classic, slightly crazy tweed fabric. Orange and lime green fabric finished off with a shine. Locally purchased.
The Mullet. Why did I call this Mullet? Because this vintage grey/brown is all business, but I plan to line it with a dusty aqua, french blue print fabric. Party on the inside!
Mullet lining. 100% preshrunk cotton. Locally purchased fabric. A great contract to the solid exterior.
Circuit board. I’ve held onto this vintage fabric for awhile, waiting for the perfect way to use it. Well, I think I now know – fitted bodice, flared mini skirt. Yes, I’m kinda excited about this one friends.
Dot dot dot. This fabric reminds me of music, something about the dots and imperfect lines becoming something beautiful. 100% preshrunk cotton. Locally purchased fabric.
Silky bloomers. A little side project – vintage fabric.
Let’s slow down for a second and pay attention to the details, the textures. Let’s create something the old fashioned way – with thought, with care. Let’s choose quality over quantity. Let’s use our minds and our imaginations and our hands to make something honest.
When we do this, we build a story. Each garment is designed and created this way. My hope is that every piece becomes a treasure to be admired and worn for years to come.