I recently was interviewed by writer Christa Martin. She’s awesome and her blog is really great for insight into beauty products, trends, and fashion. Her scope of coverage extends beyond Santa Cruz and includes San Francisco and New York, which is the perfect way for a local Santa Cruzian to feel connected to the bigger picture.
Check out the post here!
Also, two new dresses, yah!
The Dreamer’s Dress…
Silk Cotton Blend. Size 4.
Silk Cotton Blend. Fully Lined.
And yes, I’ve renamed it again. Introducing The Drafter’s Dress (brass zipper and all!)
Vintage Fabric with Cotton Lining. Size 6.
Sky blue lining with french blueprint detail.
The Dreamer's Dress
So, I’m about three steps away from finishing this dress (zipper, inside lining, hem) AND I’m torn on what type of zipper to use, brass or full black. The brass zipper has kinda been one of the signature traits of my dresses, but this one has other fun details (like print on the shoulders).
What’s your pick?? Which do you think works better?
Here’s the front of the dress:
Brass Zipper (I promise everything will be straight when I actually sew it in)
Black Zipper (Again, I swear, straight!)
Autumn-lynn looking smashing (and adorably attentive!) in The Tribal Dress at her PhD Defense Seminar yesterday! AL gave a great talk and looked awesome while she did it. Congrats Doc!
AL in The Tribal Dress
An insightful video into the detailed process for making one Chanel jacket. It’s great to share the full garment creation process with the world, from fitting to measuring to cutting and hand sewing. It is a tedious process for sure that demands focused attention and dedicated time. I have to admit though, I’m still not 100% convinced Chanel still makes each jacket by hand. Then again, at $1500 a pop, they better be!
For my one woman sweatshop to get back in gear! Check out my first dress for spring. The material is one of a kind vintage. Super soft and lightweight. I love the bright blue/purple color. This dress strikes me as the perfect traveling companion. Easy to throw on, casual enough for day, but unique enough to dress up for dinner.
The bottom still needs to be hemmed but I thought I would share with all of you now!
Woodblock print art by Jen Lape
Go Tribal! $240. Size Medium (6-8)
Go Tribal! $240. Size Medium (6-8)
Go Tribal! Detail
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.