Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lazy Paisley Dress

Here is a dress that will hearken you to think of not-so-faraway springtime picnics and bike rides and sunny days! One of my favorite happenings of the season is when I am lucky enough to have a day off with friends or my sweetie, and I get to just take things as they come and play it by ear all day. Just having an easy, breezy time with loved ones. That's what Lazy Paisley Dress is all about.

The dress is for fuller-figure ladies and measures up to 40" around the bust. It is a pull-over style dress made from incredibly beautiful vintage woven cotton printed in a cornflower-blue and red paisley. The bodice is made from reclaimed red cotton that is soft and comfy against the skin. The matching red seam binding, handmade bow tie and accent button make this a one-of-a-kind creation that someone special will truly enjoy wearing.

Available for $75 at Pageboy Boutique.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sweetheart Dress

I don't necessarily consider myself a huge fan of Valentine's Day. I love to love and be loved (and that statement applies to friends, family, my honey, my cat...), but I don't like the idea of people feeling lonely or pressured to have a date for this one day. That said, though, I will admit that I really, really like antique paper valentines and also classic black-and-white romantic movies (which oftentimes feature some of the most stunning dresses I've ever seen). Those two things put together inspired this dress, which was once a matronly secretary-style vintage dress with glimmers of potential. Let me tell you, this dress once covered every square inch of skin from chin to shin! So I got out my scissors and transformed the dress into Sweetheart Dress by creating butterfly sleeves, replacing the red skirt with a vintage knit floral fabric, and adding a handmade skirt ruffle in red around the bottom. I kept the bow tie neckline because I thought it was unique and just kinda sweet, and because I know that some ladies like a high neckline sometimes. So there you have it: Sweetheart Dress!

Sweetheart Dress measures approximately 36"-38" across the bust and the elastic waistband stretches comfortably from 32"-40" (at least). It is available at Pageboy Boutique for $75.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Yarn 'n Yinz Starts Tonight at Beehive Coffeehouse!

There's a new craft night in town, and it starts tonight!

What: Yarn 'n Yinz
When: Every first and third Thursday of the month
Where: Beehive Coffeehouse in Pittsburgh
Address: 1327 E. Carson St.
Time: 6-9 p.m.