Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rainbow Prism Dress

"She comes in colors everywhere / She combs her hair / She's like a rainbow"

This black beauty with colorfully fractal ribbon trim was once a discarded maxi dress with a broken zipper and no one to love it. I rescued it from the refuse and brought it to my studio for some well-deserved attention. I shortened the skirt length to give it a more casual feel, and I gave it a brand new zipper. Easy. Look how she shines now!

Rainbow Prism Dress is available at Pageboy Boutique in Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Embroidery Class at Calliope School of Folk Music

Hey dreamers, just wanted to spread the word that I'll be teaching a class on embroidering your own designs by hand at the Calliope School of Folk Music in Pittsburgh this October!

Embroidery is an ancient folk art form that is still being used today all over the world as a means of expressing ideas and embellishing fabrics in both traditional and untraditional ways. In this class, I'll be teaching students the basics of embroidery, including six different kinds of stitches, how to use the tools of the trade, and how to transfer your own original designs onto fabric for embroidering!

Click here to sign up!

Much love on this autumnal equinox,


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Jean Genie Dress

This bright little number was inspired by my love for two great human beings: my mother and David Bowie. With its simple cut, big buttons, rick-rack trim, and paisley fabric, this dress looks a lot like something that my mother would have loved years ago when she was riding around on the back of my dad's motorcycle during their days of courtship. My mom's nickname is Jean. I'm not sure that she loves Bowie as much as I do -- she's more of an Elton John person -- but I am certain about my habit of singing "Jean Genie" to myself sometimes when I think about my mom. The song is actually about a man, but so what? This one's for you, David and Jean, though you may never know it...

With love,


Jean Genie Dress is available for purchase at Pageboy Boutique in Pittsburgh!