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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Two Blues Dino Hoodie

Yet ANOTHER Custom Dino hoodie. This one was quite specific with the color choices which made it more personalized and quite fun to make! It was a birthday gift for a lucky 20 something lady in San Francisco. The vote is in and she told me she loves it! (I hear she wears it everywhere). Thanks so much, enjoy!!

Another satisfied customer!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Etsy/BurdaStyle DIY Fashion Show

So this past weekend I was in Austin for the Texas Style Council Conference. Not only did I go for the conference but I went because I was chosen to be one of the 15 designers in the Etsy/BurdaStyle DIY Fashion Show that was the wrap-up for the conference! Very exciting. I got to show Austin (and everyone there for sxsw) my killer 3 piece suit and awesome hard case suitcase/briefcase that I designed the fabric for via stage and runway. It was an amazing experience!

Not only that but I met so many awesome people at the conference. People that were there as speakers as well as other attendees. A lot of them were fashion bloggers; amazing confident girls with great style and intelligent to boot!!! I was super busy the whole weekend participating in activities, going to parties, getting to know new friends, and maybe even doing a little shopping :-)

Collected Cards

Photo Booth at a party at Bo Concept

Fashion Show Venue

Rockin' it on Stage

All the Designers/Models

Aside from wearing my suit I wanted to carry some kind of bag to take the outfit to the next level. I deciding on making a hard case suitcase/ briefcase because look at me, I'm going to work so I must mean business. This item is one of a kind limited edition and for sale on etsy. Snatch it up while it's still available!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Black Tie Wedding Dress

Recently my cousin got married and the wedding was a black tie event. Seeing as I don't really dress up super fancy that often I didn't have a lot of wardrobe choices for the big day. So as usual, I decided to make a dress. It had to be a fancy fabric so instead of using the usual cotton or cotton spandex I ventured into the world of shiny silk taffeta. I already had a loose sketch of this future dress I wanted to make. I headed to the garment district to find silk taffeta in two pretty shades of blue and white. I used the white as the inside triangle, the darker blue as the outside triangle, and the light blue turquoise for the whole of the dress. I knew it was going to involve a lot of hand stitching (12 triangles!!!) to make it a more "couture" garment. It ended up being very time consuming but turned out great!!


White triangles sewn to dark blue triangle and basted on dress

Blind stitching dark blue triangle to dress

All triangles sewn on dress front and edges serged

Finished Dress!!!