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RAVEY CROCKETT 2.0

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I love my Ravey Crockett hat so much that I decided the idea deserved a second round of design.

For Ravey Crockett 2.0, I used a fur that’s more fluffy than hairy. I think it’s a more surreal texture, more like a Muppet and less like a pink version of an earth creature.  Ravey Crockett hat, made by Julianne

This new version has ambiguous ears! The hat can be worn as part of a cat costume, or it can compliment a unique character. Ravey Crockett hat, made by Julianne

But perhaps the most exciting change is meant to be invisible! I inserted an invisible zipper in the lining, which opens up to a secret stash pocket. The pocket is about 4×6″, big enough for a phone, some money, some little baggies filled with treasure… When closed, the zipper pull is in the corner of the lining, so not too obvious for any nosy searches.

There’s a loop at the base of the tail so that the hat can be clipped to a utility belt. The hat is fun to wear and secure to not wear. Ravey Crockett hat, made by Julianne Ravey Crockett hat, made by Julianne

It’s obviously the perfect hat for Burning Man, so I think you should buy one now!

Ravey Crockett hat, made by Julianne

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WOLFIES at the pool

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I’m deep in the glorious mess that is preparing for Burning Man (so many of you want fur suits this year!), so here’s a little project I did back in March. March was another time of extraordinary business, so sharing these outfits now is encouraging me in this current flurry of fabric.

Y’all know I sew outfits for my favorite glam synth band Story of the Running Wolf, but you don’t know how many outfits I’ve made. This particular wardrobe set was created for their DJ set at The Skybar at Hotel Mondrian in West Hollywood. Most of their outfits are black/silver based with neon details, created for their live shows at night. Since this was an outdoor daytime DJ set, we switched the color scheme to be mostly pink and blue, with gold accents.

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Story of the Running Wolf pool party outfits, made by Julianne

This was such a fun party! I took my first Uber with half of the band, drank a ton of champagne in the fancy hotel room, bluffed my way into the party (of course I was on the list, but my companions were not), ate non-vegan pizza, didn’t get a sunburn, danced and jammed, took my second Uber, and was home by 9. I am a wild party animal!

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Story of the Running Wolf pool party outfits, made by Julianne

I love sewing for these guys. Their style matches up with mine so wonderfully, and their input always intensifies the final product. I can’t wait to share some of the bigger projects we’ve worked on this year!

Story of the Running Wolf pool party outfits, made by Julianne

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RAVEY CROCKETT or CHESHIRE HAT

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I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with names for this design, and now I’m stuck between Ravey Crockett and Cheshire Hat. You can call yours whatever you like if you buy one from my Etsy.

Ravey Crockett Cheshire Cat Hat, made by Julianne Ravey Crockett Cheshire Cat Hat, made by Julianne

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My husband Jason took so many excellent photos! Of course I also made the leggings and sequin shirt with the snaggle-tooth fringe.

Ravey Crockett Cheshire Cat Hat, made by Julianne

Burning Man is basically tomorrow. Lots of fun stuff to sew between now and then!

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STASH BAGS

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I love little projects that use scraps of pretty fabrics, so zipper bags are right up my alley.

These bags are made with a layer of vinyl between the exterior and lining fabrics. This water-resistant shell also helps contain odors, specifically of the marijuana variety. You can carry your piece and green in this little wallet, and when you rummage through your purse at your doctor’s office the room won’t be filled with the aroma of better times.

The first bag is rainbow and psychedelic: zipper stash bag, made by Julianne

The rainbow is one of the last scraps from my husband’s shorts!zipper stash bag, made by Julianne

The second bag is made with a scrap of Kenyan cotton and a random remnant: zipper stash bag, made by Julianne

zipper stash bag, made by Julianne

I carry one of these bags myself, and I’ve been totally satisfied with the olfactic barrier

Both of these bags got snapped up in my Etsy shop, so maybe I should make more? Gotta get your smoke on!

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GLAM ROCK FANNY PACK

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Venice DJ CHRNIK (the front of the centaur from Story of the Running Wolf) sent an emergency text asking for a “dope fanny pack” in 2 days. Coming right up!

IMG_4105 I had all these materials in my stash (what a wonderful stash it is!), and I whipped this up in a lovely evening. Some of the fabrics are from other costume projects I’ve done for the band and yet haven’t blogged.

Here’s the late-night process (from my Instagram):

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The sparkle vinyl exterior is one of my favorite materials! I adore the way it looks, and I’m getting to know its personality as I make more fabulous items with it. I used a metallic printed denim for the sides. The bag is lined with aqua ripstop fabric. The front pocket is a garment-weight vinyl and metallic printed spandex. The adjustable strap is a vinyl braid.

IMG_4093Nothing fancy happening on the back, since that area is resting against the body. I’ve played with the idea of adding a little pocket here, but that would be rather awkward to access while still wearing the fanny pack. I assume that people will be extremely un-sober when romping around festivals, so I try to keep the functionality simple and not make too many pockets to misplace a special something.

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IMG_4088This fanny pack was a special order, and it can be re-created and customized! Email me about getting your own.

Fanny pack, belly buddy, hip purse, belt pocket: what do you call it?

 

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