Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Official Announcement!

It's time for Summer Sewing Classes! We're going to make pajama pants from our childhood bedsheets. you did save those didn't you? The Little Mermaid Sheets? Then we're going to make ruffled mini-skirts from our old blue jeans. Then circle skits and finally...necktie skirts of course! We'll have loads of fun too! Please e-mail me at kluless7@cox.net and I send you more info. Thanks for your interest in my classes. Oh, of course they're free!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Summer! ...and why it's nice to have a model

Suddenly it's summer in Arizona. We've had "3-digit" temperatures for about the past week. It's definitely time for some flippy minis!

I've been serging along on these circle skirts in preparation for a "Designer Showcase" at Here on the Corner on June 3rd. I'm trying different shapes, lengths and fabric combinations trying to arrive at the ideal design. So when Ryan arrived and tried a couple on I was grateful for her opinion. I was apologizing for the skirt above because it has vertical stripes on the waistband. Most of the skirts have horizontal stripes on the waistband and vertical stripes on the skirt. Well, Ryan told me that she PREFERS the vertical stripes on the waistband.

So, it looks like I'll be doing more this way!

I'm adding fruit wedge pins made from felt. Cute, eh?

Striped Circle Skirt with Felt Fruity Posted by Hello

Knit Striped Skirt with Felt Fruity Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Melissa's Gypsy Skirt Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Melissa Makes A Gypsy Skirt

Jessica's cousin Melissa is visiting Arizona after a fun-filled freshman year at Loyola University Chicago. I met her at Jessica's graduation/birthday party and of course, had to invite her over to sew. Here is her gypsy skirt - doesn't she look happy?

Monday, May 23, 2005

A Vintage Berry Basket Filled With Necktie Strawberries. How Cute Is This? Posted by Hello

I've Been Busy!

More strawberries! I've done about 12 pins and six lariat-style necklaces. I have to stop now because I'm out of the cord.....

Strawberry Necklace Posted by Hello

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Necktie Strawberries!

Yes, it's true.... Necktie Strawberries. I promise I put away the ties, but a bag of scrap pieces was still in view..... I bought the silk-covered cord in Los Angeles. I was thinking "cherries," but the strawberries worked out much better. What do you think? I've done pins and necklaces - more photos to come!

Necktie Strawberries! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Jessica Makes a Gypsy Skirt

Well.... to be honest - this isn't exactly the skirt that Jessica made. Hers WAS pink though - but she took it home before I got a photo of it. She modeled this one for me earlier. It's ALMOST the same, I promise! Meanwhile Jessica graduates from high school on Saturday - Congratulations, Jess!

Jessica's Summer Gypsy Ribbon Skirt Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Danielle's Jeans Posted by Hello

There's a cannibal on her pants..... Posted by Hello

There's a Cannibal on Danielle's Jeans....

My friend, Danielle, came over last week to patch a hole in her jeans. We got a little carried away...

.....and a mermaid in back! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Something New!

Okay I finished this Gypsy Collage Messenger Bag today.... I think I'll get back to the skirts now.

Gypsy Collage Messenger Bag Posted by Hello

Back of the Gypsy Messenger Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Prom night! Posted by Hello

Prom Night!

Saturday night was Prom night at Dan's school. Next Saturday will be Prom night at Ryan's school. Hmmm... will she have a different dress? Will Dan have a different tux? Will Dan get a haircut before then? Stay tuned....

Friday, May 06, 2005

It's A Problem

Yes, I am once again obsessed. This time it's not with necktie projects. It's the gypsy ribbon skirts. I've made a total of 54 of them. Yesterday I made six. SIX! Six in one day! I didn't exactly make them from scratch because some of them were already started... but still... That's a little obsessive.

I really love making them. Each one is different. It's so fun to match up the fabrics and the ribbons. Kaitlin and I went to the mall on Wednesday night and she was wearing one and it looked so great!

I have them in five stores now. When I dropped them off at The Lilypad a customer walked in and bought one on the spot. It was the Sistine Chapel print. She didn't even try it on. They weren't even hung up yet, just in a big heap on the desk. My mom and Jackie were with me in the store and witnessed this. I was like, "See Mom, I TOLD you I was a fashion designer!"

Monday, May 02, 2005

Jenna models a gypsy skirt. Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 01, 2005

It's Scarfle Season!

Yes it is May and this means the official beginning of Scarfle Season. What is a scarfle? A scarfle is a skirt, top or dress made from vintage or new scarves. Here is a photo of Brooke and Ryan in their scarfles! Aren't they cute?

Scarfle Season! Posted by Hello