Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Sometimes simple is just better. If you have really lovely fabrics, you can let them do all the 'talking' and pull back on the design complexity factor. Case in point: Here's a simple tiered skirt, inspired by one a friend of mine made, (Debbie of la*tee*da*kids) and in this case just plain pretty because the fabrics work well together. One of my all-time favorite lines is Heather Bailey's freshcut, she really nailed the color palette on that line and hence all things made with Freshcut look fabulous. All I did was add a little scalloped eyelet edging because I thought the fabric could pull off that little bit extra, shabby chic kind of thing. Now I need a matching top - anyone know a great source for cotton batiste?

Then a little black and yellow action with this aptly named Taxi fabric from Timeless treasures. I have always liked this color combo and considering this is my second project using this fabric, I guess I like it alot. The dress is TINI from Farbenmix which is a very easily constructed peasant dress. Great for spring.
Meanwhile, there are new Valentines custom listings in the Trillium shoppe. I am remiss in not mentioning these before now - my apologies.


Gandksmom said...

I love the first skirt, the eyelet pulls is all together. I was just looking through my stash and came across some of this, but not enough for a skirt!

Astrid said...

Oh my, you sure have been productive! Beautiful things - I especially love the first skirt! :)