Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sasha Autumn/Halloween Swap

Here's something a bit different than the norm. My Sasha 'Abby' is modeling a recent creation from Macon Street Studio. I was inspired to create a Gothic look for Sasha. I wanted to keep the sweet yet trendy style that I usually convey in my outfits, but didn't want to get to dark. My thought was what would a 10 yr old girl wear if she were to dress Goth? I love all the possibilities and have a stack of ideas to keep me busy for quite some time. I will be posting my sample boards in the future, but have not yet photographed them.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My Pinafore Entry takes 4th Place

Here is my take on the basic pinafore pattern designed by Ted Menton. I added that Macon Street flair. The boots are authentic Uggs that have been customized to coordinate with the outfit. The hat is my own design and one of my signature pieces that I love to add as a special touch when creating a great look. I will be posting an anatomy of my design in the near future, but thought a few pictures would be fun now.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Shoes for all seasons

Here is a lovely example of a studio style shoe I crafted this past week. It is a very butter soft leather with a suede sole glued on. That way the insole is the ivory leather as well. I hand stitch my shoes for an endearing look. I tried to sew them on a machine but that just did not give the look I desired. Hand stitching is almost therapeutic. It also keeps my hands out of the bag of Doritos. These lovely shoes will be on to their new owner this week.

The busy cobbler

The cobbler has been busy here at the studio. I was challenged to create an Asian style slipper influenced by the wonderful Sasha Puppen book. I crafted the hand sewn slipper from a very soft leather. The wedge heel was created from a cork material. It was sealed with a clear polish. The heel was then glued to the sole with a high quality glue made especially for cork. I really like the way they turned out. They will be on to their new owner this week.