Monday, July 12, 2010

The Dottie Dress

The last time I visited my little hometown in Illinois a few months ago, my mom and husband and I went thrifting at a consignment shop run by a small group of elderly ladies who like to do things old-school. Like smoke inside the shop and write every receipt by hand and get feisty with people who ask questions. I like this place and its quirks. To my delight, in the very back of the store was a sheltered little room full of beautiful old linens. It was in that room that I found a pristine set of Dotted Swiss sheer curtains with ruffled edges. I fell in love, swooped them up into my arms, and imagined what a lovely dress those curtains might become.

And here it is: The Dottie Dress! She's available for $65 in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Modern Lover Dress

I never got to see Modern Lovers play live, but if I had been a little bit older back in the day, I would have maybe wanted to wear this dress to the show. The Modern Lover Dress is a new piece that I made from a beautiful, old silk blouse that has a lovely paisley pattern to it. I modernized the cut of the blouse, added black vintage lace at the neckline, and then made the gathered black skirting and classy sash from lightweight cotton fabric. The waistline is a nice, comfy elastic and the back of the neckline features a cute black button keyhole closure.

Available at for $58 at my Etsy shop