Friday, April 30, 2010

Applique tshirts for My Friends Boutique in Florida

My friend, a retail veteran from specialty. Opened a shop in Fort Myers, Andrea Lane. If you get a chance stop in. It's across from the Lexus dealer or Tamiami trail.

She asked me to work up a few tshirt samples. This is a first pass...

The tshirt is dip dyed and starts as deep hot pink, gently fading on the way up. The applique is hot pink linen, a touch of chiffon and soft pink ultra suede leaves. Machine washable, hang to dry.

Monday, April 26, 2010


My friend and I were embellishing her vintage jacket. We found a cute boyfriend style jacket and she wanted some of my vintage lace on it. She loved the outcome. Then she suggested to me that I should offer 'appliques' for people to update and restyle their current wardrobe. I thought it sounded like a fun idea. So trying it out on Etsy and at a local fair.
Would love to hear your thoughts...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Heirloom Bouquet Jodi French

I have been asked to create a fabric bouquet for the woodland wedding. I am working in a mix of textures... taffeta, crepe, chiffon, and satin. The colors are a range of ecru and ivory tones. Each flower is dotted in the center with a cluster of black jet beads. The bouquet is going to have a handle of willow branches and tendrils of grapevine. I have started wiring the flowers to form the arrangement, only to realize I need to make many, many more! The wedding is early summer, better get to work.