Thursday, September 24, 2009

fuzzy cape

Fuzzy cape I made to donate to the Auction
at Root Division on October 22nd. Root Division is a local resource for artists and the community. They provide classes for the public from the resident artists and they provide artists with the education and resources to grow art-based businesses. They provide a great service to artists and also to the community.
I wanted to make something versatile in the hopes that it will be an enticing auction piece. The inspiration I got was to make a cape for the upcoming cold weather. The great thing about this pattern is that it can fit just about anyone and it cna easily be dressed up or down. This was the softest fake fur I could find - it seriously feels like petting a kitten. I made the lining out of a black and white shot fabric that has the appearance of being gunmetal grey and it has a tie front made of black and white cording.

new shrugs

fall is coming, its time for a warm shrug! I have been working on a few lately, was storing them on my dress form and noticed that the three on top of each other makes a really cool looking lapel. The plum and filigree are for sale at retrofit on Valencia and 20th, along with some great new lace skirts for layering which you can also find on my etsy shop now with a convenient link from this page!

Monday, September 7, 2009

photoshoot from last April - Photographer is Tristan Crane

ribbon and lace capelet modeled by

Sari Fabric dress modeled by Catherine
She was given this fabric by an Indian friend in London years ago and it was in a box of fabric that she had given me - I had fun figuring out motif placement and matching on the bodice and the border made an awesome hem detail

Nina in a reproduction of a women's gown from 1911, I used the silhouette of the 1911 gown and used modern fabrics - the underlay and upper bodice are made of miami powermesh and the sleeves are made of powernet.

Catherine in a lace button-up blouse and gold basketweave brocade circle skirt with velvet box pleating and ribbon detail at hem