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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Almost illegal. Look out for LeMuse

Designer Lina of LeMuse on Etsy has created some of the most exciting designs I have seen on Etsy.

I want to thank and honor Lina with this Etsy Treasury I have curated, using items from her beautiful LeMuse shop.  For the treasury, I chose 16 of my favorite pieces; there are many more to behold, including a couple of terrific jackets for men.

I don't yet know Lina, who lives and works in Vilnias, Lithuania.  Neither do I have any particular connection to her other than the fact that we both have Etsy shops.  I simply love her clothes and am eager to share them.

Here, I put together trio of images from my treasury in tribute to LeMuse (a sample).  Each of the three photos is itself a link to Lina's LeMuse shop.

ALMOST ILLEGAL.

These dresses and other clothes are so exciting! LeMuse is one of my Etsy heroes -- This entire treasury is a tribute to LeMuse.

It is "almost illegal" because LeMuse designs (and their descriptions!) are so sensual and beautiful and tantalizing. But also because Etsy treasuries aren't supposed to contain items from only one shop!

Throwing caution to the wind, I salute LaMuse!LeMuse long dress...
Milk and honey Muse dress


Deep Blue Muse...


To view my entire Etsy Treasury in tribute to LeMuse:  Almost Illegal

Don't worry, no one will catch you if you go right on to LeMuse!  Your only problem, once you browse her entire shop, will be to decide which items to purchase.

So?  Buy several!  You will see that the prices are amazingly low, and you will be wearing original designs, hand made to your specifications, in wonderful high quality natural fabrics.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Morgan is making treasuries full of fabulous etsy items!


My etsy partner Morgan Kraybill (together, we are KathleenMeetsMorgan) is curating collections of great etsy finds.




Topaz Czech Glass Smooth Teardrop Antiqued Brass Wire Wrapped Earrings - Honey

TREASURIES to love.

Just one item here, from this treasury, to whet your appetite:





Okay, well.  One more .


Handmade High Waist Sunshine Yellow Bubble Skirt




If you like these pieces, you are going to love to look through the rest of the beautiful treasuries Morgan has gathered!                    
The treasuries:  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

KathleenMeetsMorgan skirt is featured in a SHIHAR treasury!

As if I didn't already LOVE "Studio SHIHAR" enough!

Shira, the creator of an etsy.com shop full of gorgeous hand made clothes, gave a huge honor to THIS hot pink and black organza party skirt:    
my donation to Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty--Size Medium Black sheer shadow stripe and hot pink sheer shadow stripe skirt with lined bag


Shira featured my hot pink and black skirt in her newest treasury collection!  The skirt is one of my donations to Virginians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty-- all the proceeds from the sale of the skirt will go to this very worthy organization that engages in education and lobbying for transformation of Virginia's criminal justice system.


This is Shira's shop, SHIHAR:



http://www.etsy.com/shop/SHIHAR

Browse through the entire shop.  I think it is one of the very best shops out of the half-million shops in the etsy system!

And then browse the treasury that features my skirt:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d4007c5f2ea6d914eed0c3a/sweet-dreams?index=0

What a thrill for me!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Double Black is my choice

DOUBLE BLACK is my choice for an outfit, but what is yours?

I just listed both the custom top and the custom gauchos in my shop:  www.KathleenTempleTailor.etsy.com.   http://www.etsy.com/listing/65766396/custom-gauchos-have-deep-inverted-double

There are all sorts of options for you that are described in the shop's listing.  See what you'd like for YOUR version of either the wrap-around kimono style top or for the pleated gauchos.

Thanks for checking this out!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ted models

Ted saw a custom wool vest I made for one of my customers.

"No", I said.  "It would be way more than you could afford."

Then I surprised him at Christmas.  There haven't been very many days since I finished it that he hasn't worn it.

Custom Wool Vest for Men

I am making more men's vests.  Check this:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/65534086/custom-wool-vest-for-men

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bridal Ideas...

BRIDAL 

I made this wedding gown for the beautiful Natanya.  I thank her and also her photographer Christine Sweet for the images.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=715428623219&set=a.715427844779.2333217.7816707, where you will find many more beautiful images.

For more bridal ideas, see some of the other brides featured in my shop:  www.KathleenTempleTailor.etsy.com.

It's not too late for us to design together a wedding gown for your summertime wedding!

blue with black is honored...

One of my great dresses was honored by being added to this lovely Etsy Treasury collection!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d26fd8e18d16d91248f09f9/blue-blue-and-blue

Size Medium Peacock Blue Knit Wrap-FoldOver Front Dress

Size Medium Peacock Blue Knit WrapFoldOver by KathleenMeetsMorgan

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

collecting up some beautiful black dresses....

I just created a treasury of some of my favorites from various awesome etsy shops.  I will paste the treasury here.  I invite you to spend some time clicking through these items and the shops from which they hail.  Beauty in abundance....


I call it WINTER BLACK, and there are a couple of really cool maverick pieces in the collection too.  (you can go to it on etsy:  http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d245c0dac0f6d918cc7278c/winter-black )


Monday, January 3, 2011

This skirt is for you....

Custom Front Bustle SkirtMay I make some version of this skirt for you or for someone special to you?

It is not full in the back, just in the front where it cascades from the one button at the waist.  I call it my front-bustle skirt because it has a full drape in the side front area.

It works for all sizes and shapes.  Really, it does.  I can use any color, any light to medium weight fabric.  Shorter?  Longer?  Yes.

You can order it through www.kathleentempletailor.etsy.com (it is there) or you can simply contact me and let's work out all the details.  I would love to make skirts like this for all my peoples!!

kathleentempletailor@gmail.com
540-574-4311

1950s black velvet stripe dress!

I say "more black dresses!" and this is what happens.

1950s Rappi Black Velvet Striped Party Cocktail Dresshttp://www.etsy.com/listing/57555299/1950s-rappi-black-velvet-striped-party