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.