sweaters in an earthy color range: crawl into sumi sumi and butapana. vests to layer up: corey, sumi sumi and dash of color from miilla. hey baby, it's cold outside.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
November 1st....and the grey begins. I love grey garments, and even occasionally the moody grey day. The accessories pictured are anything BUT :
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The first 3 images are my creations: stretchy zip jacket, cotton vest and cropped top. I am bridging the seasons now- intermediate weights to match the hangin'-on-the-edge-of-summer weather. 'Cannot bring myself to handle the wools yet. The sweaters pictured are crowd-pleasers from ELK Australia.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Greetings from the lazy blogger. Summer is just slip, slidin' away. Although the designing, sewing and shop-keeping goes on, other fun home projects have stolen some of the time reserved for blogging and other communication. Daughter Anna and I have been turning the garden shed into a summer-visitor nest....photos to follow... oops, forgot to take the 'before' pics. These dresses are twins separated by decades. The striped one I found in my sister's attic years ago. It is dated 1966. The green one came off my sewing machine yesterday. Both: Marimekko fabric, front zip, side pockets. I would love it if they would bring back that striped fabric!
Monday, June 16, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
I have been making summer 'frocks' using Marimekko yardage. The prints are bold and have plenty of personality of their own, so I keep it simple, maybe changing up the neckline or sleeve. Basic shapes seem the best way to let the prints sing. The bottom photo shows a striped ARCHERIE dress hanging in the foreground.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Fact: I hate special orders. I say I don't do them, but truth is: sometimes I do. ........woman comes into the shop. 'has a request. i say o.k. 'cause she is a wonderful one, in all ways. Days follow and I do what I do : over-think, obsess. But then, something happened: because of the person involved, I began to think of her more as a muse ! Garment followed garment. It began to be fun ! and she loved them.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I'm stuck on blotchy dots and stripes. First: pocket peek-a-boos.They give a little depth and fun to a garment. Then we have some 3 dimensional dots and stripes in the form of wooden and resin jewelry by ELK, Australia. Finally, my bleach-dyed tee shirts with their dots and stripes drying in the sun.
Monday, March 31, 2014
sometimes it's the things that surround you at home that help you create. i prefer home design magazines to fashion rags...sometimes you catch a glimpse of a quirky painting or piece of sculpture in a photo and that's worth the cover price. you make a nest, and i guess you take your succor from it. here are some photos of my 'hem' ( swedish for home).
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Aside from making the rounds of shows for Market Week and spending bucket-loads of money for next fall/winter, I had one additional mission: pick up some soft, supple leather for jacket-making. Just a little, since I was still in experimental-mode. 'Bought these at Paron Fabrics on 39th. 'Took 'em home, sewed 'em up. A change of fabric is a good way to stay interested in making things for me...this leather was like sculpting-add a panel, leave a natural edge, build a piece. The last photo: cute old gent sighting during Eataly wine-break.