Friday, July 15, 2016

Consignors make it interesting.....

Corey&Co features the work of several consignors who are from Portland or have ties to the area. It is great for the shop because it broadens the range of goods carried. I hope it is great for them,too.
Vessels from Catherine Lo, hand-painted beads from Melinda Titus. Mixed metals from Svea and Tiny Worlds.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Fabric as friend

Sometimes a fabric fights you all the way to the finished product. This sturdy cotton stripe was my pal all the way to the last scrap! I bought it at AK Fabrics in the garment district /NYC and I hope they have some left next trip. I even used it to trim out a men's linen jacket (my first ever) made for shop-neighbor Angus. We traded jacket-for-porch steps. He wore it to a wedding with a kilt!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Days "off"

This summer I am taking an extra day "off" to squeeze in some sewing. During the busier summer shop days, it is harder to sew and help customers both. Luckily, I have some crackerjack shop-help.But it's not all work...the days start like this:
Then, the gathering of the tools:
And finally, the finished,washed garment swings in the breeze.

Friday, July 1, 2016

finally revived: Corey&Co. Blog!

It's been a long hiatus, but I am happy to be back blogging and bringing shop images to you. A slight two year technical glitch.....hello again!