As soon as I got home from Burning Man this year I got to work! Story of the Running Wolf dropped their new EP, and I design and made a new set of costumes for the release party at V Lounge. These shots from the show were taken by my friend Brian Campeau.
I shared some progress shots on my Instagram. This was an incredibly labor-intensive project, done over 4 nonstop days. Basically there was a lot of tunnel quiltied lycra lamé.
As always, they looked amazing! I had a great time at the show, especially hanging out in the green room before they went on.
I’m spending the next couple months back in New Orleans! Although I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 6 years, this is my home, and I couldn’t be happier to be back for the winter.
My sewing machines are set up in the studio behind Adorn & Conquer. I’ll be there throughout the week working on favorite products and new designs. You can also come see me at Magazine Art Market at Dat Dog on certain Saturdays and Sundays. Currently I’m booked for markets on 8 November, and 14-15 November.
To my wonderful Los Angeles clients: Thank you for making 2015 my most productive year ever! I’ve been so busy that I haven’t shared most of my projects on my website yet (a perfect task to do while drinking beers on the porch while I’m in Dixie). I’ll be back on the west coast by the end of January, and am already taking project bookings now. Email me about your project!
I made a Halloween costume for a 5 year old who wanted to be a classic ghost. Her momma sent me this as inspiration. And here’s the client’s original sketch:
And I made this:
Similarly to the original costume, I used sunglasses to keep the costume in place.
She was just so cute (I mean scary) so here’s a ton of action shots. She told me that she died from eating too much candy.
And then my excellent husband made this!
Shing normally dresses in a pallette of gray and khaki, and she creates art in my spectrum of aqua, coral, and goldenrod. So fittingly, my clothing matches her imagination.
This shirt was made from all fabrics and remnants in my stash, and this lace triangle is just about my favorite:
Godspeed, pretty tank top. Enjoy your new life with someone who actually fits you.
The design has come a long way since the original convertible backpack. I got this groovy outdoor upholstery print from Joann, same with the aqua ripstop lining and blue nylon bottom. The zippers are from my stash (I love the brass teeth on colored tape!). The strap was cut from the last backpack purse, and is made from black nylon webbing sandwiched between two layers of thin cotton webbing.
I’m looking forward to many years with this purse, and it was great to sneak time away from my constant work schedule to make something for myself. It’s one of my ultimate acts of self-care.