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Monday, April 25, 2016

Oh my.  If only I could show Catherine Mumaw what I created out of the splendid cotton fabric she gave me.

I'm grateful to Catherine for her lovely gift.  She traveled all her long life, collecting beautiful fabrics from here, there, and yon.  She brought back this particular cotton print --ink-black and deepest yellow, with little accents of ivory-- from Indonesia.  

Catherine graced me with some of her beloved fabric souvenirs shortly before she died.  I have yet to craft into dresses and such most of the fabrics.  But here's to you, Catherine, with gratitude.

The Catherine, a caftan.


The CATHERINE, a caftan most wondrous, will soon appear in my Etsy shop.  This is where I display my creations in order to give my clients from all over the world ideas for garments they may want to commission.  I will there showcase The Catherine and ask clients to send me some beautiful textile from which I can create the caftan (or other garment) of their dreams.  Check out the possibilities and let your imagination soar:

Monday, April 11, 2016

The jeans of yesteryear.

I must find a very lightweight denim.  I must replicate these jeans.  1977 was a good year for great jeans.  Great year for Ted and me, too.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Glorious Cotton Tops

Yes, they are nice.  Cotton, custom made, much love sewn in.  The yellow print is Pagne from the Congo.  The blue print is Voile, super soft.

And better than nice; fantastic:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Slinky Black Knit Dress

I love this Little Black Dress with its double crossover bodice!  Check it out:

Black Slinky Knit Dress

To see it a bit better, try this:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fantastic Cotton Dress with Merlot Embroidery

To show off a newly created summer dress.

The beautiful cotton fabric in a lovely beige is decked with embroidered motifs of vibrant merlot.  The detachable bodice as well as the long, flowing skirt are fully lined with a luscious silk charmeuse.

I crafted this dress for a lovely, slim woman who is fully 4 inches taller than my dress form, with a torso that is much longer than that of my dress form.  The dress therefore doesn't fit my dress form very realistically!  On the woman for whom I created the dress, the straps will not be too long, the skirt's waist will sit at her natural waist, and the cut out areas will be more fully open than they are on my dress form.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Free-- to a good home. Fantastic dress....

I am clearing out my own wardrobe, making room for new designs and delights!

This sample dress is available for adoption.  It is FREE to someone who will love and wear it! Please consult the description in order to discern whether the sample dress is for you.  First come, first served--

If you need me to alter the dress and/or to ship the dress to you, those options aren't free.  But the beautiful cotton and rayon color block dress is free!