Friday, February 3, 2012

Feathers are growing on me

Way back when (like, October), I hated working with feathers. They're expensive. They're difficult to manipulate. If they're wonky and kinky, forget it. They're expensive. They rarely look perfect. They're expensive.

But when I was asked to help create a fascinator for a friend's wedding, I had to suck it up, put on my big-girl smock and effing deal with it. And you know what? It ain't that bad. This is, in part, due to a discovery of several wholesalers. I dunno if I've said this or not, but feathers are fucking expensive and buying them in bulk is waaaaaaay more cost effective for my frugal workings.

So, here's what I've been working on in between commissions:

These particular pieces may or may not become available on the etsy, but something very close in resemblance fo sho.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Weddings, hair, stuff and things

My friend and old roomie is getting married this month and she's commissioned a fascinator. Up until a few days ago I had no idea that's what they were called. At this point, though, I relate the root word "fascinate" to the adult toy store Fascinations and it kinda skeeves me out. And maybe makes me a little curious. I dunno.

And if that isn't the perfect lead-in to pictures, I don't know what is...

These aren't necessarily for her (she'll be the first one to see that) but I'm trying to experiment with more ice and gaudy baubles than I normally gravitate towards.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hair stuffs

Whilst my geriatric machine was on the fritz these last few months, I had to occupy myself with pieces that did not require sewing. I don't wear a lot of hair accessories myself but the seriously talented denizens of etsy inspired some incredible ideas in my brain and they were the perfect project.

Small yellow rosettes

Tuxedo bows

Houndstooth bows

Singed floral headband

Teal singed floral clip

Teeny-tiny turquoise bows


As usual, check out the etsy store to purchase!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Busy holiday

This semester kept me busy but after acing the shit outta my finals, I found some time (despite my waning sewing machine's best attempts at thwarting me) to finally start and finish some pieces...

Navy drop-shoulder tunic
Formerly a mens XL sweater, this is sweater is soooo comfortable and looks great with jeans.

Candy-apple Wide-V blouse
Formerly a mens XXL long-sleeve tee, it's got a wide v-neck collar that sits far on the shoulders.

Lime drop-shoulder sweater
Drop-shoulders have become one of my favorite things to make. They're perfect for AZ winters. Formerly a mens small A&F.

Coffee cascade sweater
The first thing I've done entirely from scratch. I bought some ridiculously soft material from SAS for scarves and wound up making this instead.

Indigo button cardi
I saw a girl wearing something like this in the library and decided to make one myself. Formerly a mens large.

Cream cowl
Next to drop-shoulders, cowl neck shirts are my favorite. Though it was second hand, the original shirt had the tags attached and the sticker on the front that said "XXL". Again, this thing is stupid soft.

Platinum cowl
Did I mention I like cowls?


PEE ESS: My mother is incredibly supportive of my becoming more domestic and so I got a beautiful, expensive new sewing machine for Christmas. Expect great things in the future...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Accessories galore

Midterms have come and gone and since I've been playing the part of ambitious student this semester, I didn't have the opportunity to start/finish any larger projects. I did, however, find the time to do some experimenting with accessories...

You can find the last one up on etsy already and the rest should be available within the next week.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Uber Update!


It's been a year and much has happened so strap yourselves yourselves in and make sure you have something to write with because there's lots to cover.

First on the agenda: The etsy shop is now open!

Triple M Apparel is now online and currently selling on etsy. You can view, favorite and purchase all the decon/recon items featured on the blog, usually within a couple days of seeing it here!

Second: First Triple M photoshoot with the incomparable Tiffany Egbert!

You may remember TiffanyE from our previous photoshoot where we got to play dress-up for Kitten Paws Vintage, her online vintage clothing line. In addition to being a vintage-finding maven, Tiffany also dabbles in photography (obv) and graphic design, which you can check out for yourself at her personal site linked above, the KP etsy and facebook. She has done exquisite work for us and I can't wait to get the opportunity to to collab with her again.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kitten Paws photoshoot!

I'm horrible for not posting this before now but better late than never, I suppose!

One of the best things about getting involved in the art community is getting to meet and support some incredibly talented people. What's more exciting? Collaborating with them.

We were recently given the opportunity to do a photoshoot with Tiffany Egbert of Kitten Paws Vintage to model some of their new merch.

I'm 28 years old and technically an adult but there's still nothing I'd rather spend an afternoon playing dress-up in vintage badassery.

Here's just a taste of what came of it...

Kitten Paws Vintage offers incredibly beautiful pieces from the 1950's to 1980's at prices that won't make you clutch your pearls. Do yourself a solid and go browse the merch at the KP Etsy store, the KP blog or become a fan of KP on Facebook.