Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sample Sale 50% off

in my etsy shop

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Snapshot from the photo shoot...

Janet Playsuit

working on Spring/Summer 2010....

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

vintage fabrics - blues

Monday, August 24, 2009

Olivia Tux Dress

100% grey cotton fabric with vintage fabric ruffle down the front. Simple a line fit with elastic neck. Hits above the knee.
100% Cotton

Katie Bow Dress

Comes assorted vintage fabrics or email me to choose. Any size. Pictured on Amelie with a handmade Sophie & Lili doll.
as seen in Small! (I had to feature it!)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Indigo Ruffle Tank

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vintage Baby Bibs

I used to make these a long time ago. I changed the pattern a bit using vintage buttons to close rather then ties.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

mid-summer blouse

Love this feedsack print.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

another frock for the new shop

Monday, June 22, 2009

Crayon Rolls

For the shop....

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Twisted Shell and Rick Rack Short

Working on some things for the new shop.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

vintage fabric delivery

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Good News!

Well, we are going to call it Little Bean. This has been a dream of mine since I moved here to Dallas. I will post the progress of the shop. Little Bean will be filled with all my creations as well as designers I love and have worked with at Small Magazine.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Small Renewal

I spent the last few days working on a very cool project for a Small Magazine shoot. I turned a few women's dresses & sweaters from Goodwill, along with some vintage fabric scraps, into six dresses for a 7 year old. Now I am packing them up and shipping them to the photographer in Canada. I can't wait to see them photographed!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Some New Summer Styles

Summer Jumper

Millie Crochet Daydress

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fashion Illustration

Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop

Monday, April 27, 2009

Summer Frocks

I am sewing a few Summer frocks for my Etsy Shop today and I find these prints and silhouette's very inspiring. These illustrations look so much like my vintage fabrics.
From Weldons' Bazaar of Children's Fashions
July 1933

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

obsession du jour: balloons

Monsieur II print by Blancucha

Balloons on the Up and Up by Kristinenoel

Tray by Shinzi Katoh

Friday, April 17, 2009

Heading out of town....

to stay in a cabin near a river with some sunshine to shoot the latest fashion spread for Small Magazine.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ruffle Bloomer

I am working on a few of these bloomers with the contrasting fabric ruffle for my Etsy Shop. I am planning a big shop update in a few weeks.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cigarette Silks

Around the turn of the century smoking became quite popular with woman and the cigarette companies, who usually inserted sports figure trading cards in the package of cigarettes for men, started inserting small silk pictures. Woman started collecting these "silkies" and some companies even included instructions for making household items. Just like feedsacks! The silks were even used for quilts.

Photographs from Dating Fabrics-A Color Guide by Eileen Jahnke Trestain
More info about the silks here.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Sundress

Made from vintage lawn fabric and vintage cluny lace. I am having fun making a few new things to go in the Etsy Shop! This one is a size 3T. It will be in the shop soon.

Playing in the studio today while cutting out dresses...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Children's Playmate Magazine March 1940

Easter Crafts!
I found this magazine on Ebay years ago. As always I love how the whole magazine is beautifully illustrated.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Seersucker Summer Playsuit

I am working on samples to use for our Small Magazine Summer Photo Shoot. This will be up on my Etsy Shop soon.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fifi for LeSportsac

check it here.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Now that the weather is getting warmer...

i would like to start riding a bike to my studio every morning. I love the floral design on this yellow bike and the basket is perfect for my sewing supplies!
Both from REI.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Vintage Sewing Needles

I always find the best vintage sewing supplies at Estate Sales. I love the packaging! All made in England.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

same same

Monday, March 23, 2009

monamici LOVE!

I love trade! While in NYC at Bubble I traded a Baby Bean dress for one of these Organic Lily Dresses by Monamici for Miette. She loves it and wore it all weekend. Monamici is one of my favorite children's clothing lines---Beautiful, simple and modern!!!