Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Now that spring is coming, I'm remembering some beautiful fabrics from this past fall. This one was especially charming, it's called Chaco, after the breathtaking canyon in New Mexico. I had the chance to visit Chaco on a family road trip, even as a disinterested teenager I was totally enchanted. Chaco cotton Tejana, Cabana and Ballet dresses.
Obsessing on color combinations is a beloved pastime. I stare at flowers, gaze at paintings, play with paint samples for hours. It helps me choose shades for embroidery and aids in the search for new fabrics. I like all the colors! The spin art I found at a market in San Antonio and the flowers from my man inspired this Cabana dress.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
I'm a sucker for Guatemalan inspired fabrics AND the color pink. These blanket stripe Swing and Ballet dresses are that perfect combination, I can't wait for spring! The pink Cabana dress is made from a vintage Guatemalan fabric found at an estate sale.
Blue embroidery and blue fabric were suiting my mood in early January. Winter always makes me a little blue, mostly because I can't wear all the pretty dresses I make. Like these embroidered Cabana dresses Blue-on-Blue and Blue-on-White with a ruffled hem.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
I went a little crazy with the bold prints and tie-dye. There's lots of loud rock and roll playing in my studio all the time, it has an effect on me.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Sometimes I miss being 11. Hooray for 90s revivalism! This silver outfit reminds me of the dresses I wore to school dances. Too bad they didn't play Bob Mould, one of my musical favorites from the 90s, check out this terrible picture I took at his show this fall, and the best song ever.