Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Orange...on the inside | Mr. Washington's Trousers
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Better Late Than Never
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Mr. Van Der Spek | Three Pieces
In time for his summer wedding, I finished this three piece suit for Mr. Van Der Spek. The exterior wool is a light weight tweed, and the accent fabric a lovely wool/silk blend. The copper art-deco buttons were a great find, and the turquoise silk lining with accenting mint green ribbon and seam bindings are fun and necessary.
The one tool I do not have in my studio is an adequate button hole machine for coat button holes. Thankfully I'm typically a purist and opted for these traditional welted holes instead...a handsome combination with the contrasting edge of the lapel and top collar, wouldn't you say?
The trousers matched the set, of course, and were also lined in the turquoise silk. It is my intention to replace these drab studio snapshots with photos of the clients themselves in their new custom pieces.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
First Label | For My Dad
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Custom | In The Hopper
Mr. Van Der Spek - Custom three piece suit | Two-tone brown/honey colored silk and wool blends, turquoise satin linings
Mr. Washington - Custom trousers | plum gabardine with occasional navy piping, poppy orange silk lining
Mr. Smith - Custom jacket | Two-tone pale grey gabardine with baby blue satin lining
Mr. Allen - Custom shirt | Double-collar green button down with mint pin striped accents
Mr. Baird - Custom shirt | Ruffle-collar beige button down with magenta accents, epaulets
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Signs | Vinyl MC
A few free hours between design meetings gave me a chance to finally sew up the 10 yards of poppy red cotton velvet I purchased months ago for my fitting room curtains. At last the space is fully functional as a changing room and space to take client's measurements and host fittings. The custom carpet I have planned for the corner is still only batting around my mind, but will soon become a reality.