I've been busy!

Monday, August 20, 2012
...but unfortunately not sewing much.  I am developing a brand new style of interfacing, getting the remainder of last week's orders shipped, and then taking a few much needed days off.

However I did manage to find a little time yesterday to sew this dress for little Brooklyn, age two...


This is not one of my designs, it is from a Pattern Designer on Etsy...  
The patterns she designs are easy enough for beginners, and more experienced sewists can easily see where to use more sophisticated techniques...like interfacing the facings and edge-stitching the bodice and straps. And on this dress I made it easier for Brooklyn's mommy on washing day, by edge-stitching both the inner and outer edges of the front pleat....that way it stays "pleated" with no ironing :)

Cad and the Dandy - A suit is born

Sunday, August 12, 2012

If you haven't seen it, Cad and the Dandy have added a great video to their website: http://www.cadandthedandy.co.uk/a_suit_is_born.php

It does a great job of showing their very talented head cutter at work, and I also like the nice shot of the meticulous sewing of the buttonholes - one of my absolute favourite details on my hand-made suits.

More than anything, it reminds me of how long it's been (nearly a year) since I last had anything bespoke made. Definitely getting that itch again...

Newest from CrYpT-o-LiCiOuS creations

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out for Live on the Plaza!

Live on the Plaza was great fun, always love the crowd! Still have loads of new great goodies to create your own style! Come on out and check out the goods!

New apparel in!

Monday, August 6, 2012
Just added over 50 new mens and womens items! Stop by and check 'em out!