Friday, December 5, 2014

Now at Pageboy Boutique: Holiday Batch 2014


Seasonal greetings from the sewing studio. This weekend is the annual Lawrenceville Cookie Tour event, a great reason to bundle up and head over to Butler Street to stroll up and down the pedestrian-friendly retail corridor to find local handmade gifts for your loved ones. Be sure check out the latest Iron City Upcyclery collection now available at Pageboy and pick out something new to wear to your favorite holiday get-together. In this new batch, you'll find eye-catching skirts in bright, bold vintage fabrics printed with geometric and abstract shapes, an emerald green corduroy A-line skirt made from pristine vintage corduroy, plus a very special piece: a striking, silky blouse in bronze and gold tones that will make someone out there the belle of their yuletide ball. Thanks for choosing handmade, environmentally-friendly goods this holiday season!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Sidewalk Sale

Just a heads up: if you're a fan of local designs, you'll definitely want to swing by Pageboy Boutique during the upcoming Lawrenceville Sidewalk Sale to peruse their unique offerings, which include one-of-a-kind garments from the Iron City Upcyclery summer collection!


Monday, June 23, 2014

Now at Pageboy Boutique: Summer Collection 2014


After a longer-than-expected intermission while my family and I renovated our first home, a cozy, historic colonial in Pittsburgh's Northside, I'm delighted to report that my trusty old Morse sewing machine has once again been humming along, merrily!

Stop by Pageboy Boutique in Pittsburgh to check out the latest Iron City Upcyclery collection, freshly delivered just in time for your effervescent summer outings. In this new batch, I've striven to capture the magic of the season with light hues, soft fabrics and whimsical details; you'll find both women's and men's garments in a variety of sizes and styles ranging from folksy and casual to polished and opulent. As always, each garment has been upcycled with integrity and dedicated craftsmanship, giving each piece a sustainable quality and unique flair. Sneak a peek at the collection below!

Wildflower Hombre Button-Up


White Magic Blouse

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Well-Wishes!




Original photo from the 1974 book Quilting, Patchwork, Appliqué, and Trapunto: Traditional Methods and Original Designs by Thelma R. Newman. Caption reads, "Rising Fawn Quilters having some fun."

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dovetail Blouse in Toile




Fanning out like beautiful bird feathers from the neckline, the pleats of fabric across the front are the namesake of this handmade pullover top, and also what makes Dovetail Blouse special! This design was one of my very first originals, and I've revisited the pattern thrice now over the years, this most recent time using a soft, vintage cotton toile floral print.

Dovetail Blouse in Toile will accommodate up to 42" in the chest, and is available now for $68 at Pageboy.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Craft Fair this Wednesday at People's Co-op!



Come on out to People's Co-op this Wednesday, December 21st for the annual Holiday Craft Fair where you will find exquisite, one-of-a-kind handmade items made thoughtfully by neighborhood artisans! You'll find something special for everyone on your holiday gift list, plus you can pick up some farm-direct produce while you're there.

Iron City Upcyclery will be present alongside Fruits of the Forest; stop by our booth and check out our newest wares! We sew, crochet, print, and papercraft things, all inspired by nature's beauty.

See you there!
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crafty Make-and-Take this Sunday!



Join me at my neighborhood community center, Café au Play, this Sunday, December 18th, from 10:30-12:30 while I host a crafty make-and-take during the annual Café au Play Holiday Tree Sale fundraising event! Kids of all ages will enjoy making simple, festive miniature stocking-shaped tree ornaments from recycled fabrics. See you there!