TnT Tuesday

 

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It’s sunny and warm today, making me think of tunic dresses and summer.

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This giraffe print is one of my favorite finds–though I only found enough of the fabric (it was a remnant) for one dress.

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Tunic dresses are great for spring and summer.  Worn with or without a belt. With or without a pair of capri leggings.

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Perfect for long beach walks, summer festivals & backyard BBQs.

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This one can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126929190/tunic-tunic-dress-tunic-pink-dress-pink?ref=shop_home_active_14

Model: Nancyjane ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/2403245 )

TnT Tuesday

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I love these crop tops.

I have a couple myself, and need to make a few more.

I’m a huge fan of layering, you see.

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A friend once laughed at me, when I lamented having had a hard time figuring out what to wear one day–this is back when I had an office job.

He said–“What do you mean?  All you do is:  tank top, t-shirt, cardigan, and GO!”.

Which hit it on the head.  That really nails down my clothing–tank top, top over that and cardigan, if the second top has short or no sleeves.

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Which is why these are a great wardrobe addition for me.  Tank top (possible two in contrasting colors) and crop top.  Done.  Comfortable, easy to wear, and goes with anything.

I have a few new fabrics to make some of these out of–wild prints!  PRINTS!  I never use wild prints, so I’m excited to get making them.  Once my stack of orders is diminished, that is.

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You can find this one here on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/97690622/shirt-crop-top-womens-shirt-cowl-neck

Photographer: Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto)
Model: Amber Carollo http://www.modelmayhem.com/2598688#

TnT Tuesday

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I love this black and gold striped fabric.

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Sadly, I haven’t been able to find it for some time now.

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Made into a stunning bustier (which I loooooove).  I’ve made these for a few years now.  This is the last of the line, until I can magically acquire more fabric (fingers crossed).

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Lined in black twill.

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Flexible boning sewn into the lining.

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Grommets and a modesty panel in back.

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So pretty with formal as well as casual looks.

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bust: 29-32 inches
waist: 25-28 inches

You can find it here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/120370309/bustier-corset-striped-corset-gothic?ref=shop_home_active_6

(also listed in my rebelsmarket and artfire shops)

Modeled by the ever-beautiful NancyJane  ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/2403245 )

Hair and Make Up by Amanda Bravender
For inquiries: http://www.ahbweddingandevents.com

TnT Tuesday

I’m rolling out the Trapped In Time Tuesday feature again, folks.  Since it’s officially carnival time in these parts, I figured what better way to start than with a Mardi Gras accessory.

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This is a tulle boa, made from strips of tulle that I cut and sewed individually to a sturdy center strip.

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It has layers and layers of tulle sewn on both sides and is pretty fabulous, if I do say so myself.

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You can find it in the etsy shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/127893659/boa-mardi-gras-boa-mardi-gras?ref=shop_home_active_7

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And in the artfire shop here:  http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/TrappedInTimeDesigns/8421085/boa_mardi_gras_boa_mardi_gras_costume_tulle_boa_scarf/handmade/clothing/costumes/fantasy

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TnT Tuesday

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This slinky number was made specifically for a photo shoot.

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I have to admit, it’s a little sexier than I normally go for.

I’m kind of a costume nerdy girl…..more Helena Bonham Carter in regular life than Victoria Beckham.

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So, I went back and forth and back and forth and back and forth on the neckline.

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I did compromise a wee bit–the original idea was for it to be cut to the navel….

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I used the dress in my RAW runway show, too.

And, WOWZA, Mary brought that baby to LIFE.

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I recently listed it in the shop.  (yes, it’s been cleaned)

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The belt is part of the sale–it’s actually made from a re-purposed leather purse strap.

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I hope to make more of these in other colors and fabrics.

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One of these days….

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You can find the dress here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/156283125/dress-brown-dress-womens-dress-pinstripe?ref=shop_home_active

Modeled by:

LouAnn Eads

–Mary Andrus

Images featuring LouAnn photographed by:  Gustavo Escanelle

TnT Tuesday

This week I’m featuring an item that was out of stock for quite some time–and also happens to be one of my best sellers.

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My velveteen capelets are, if I do say so myself, rather fabulous.

My solid version was featured on brides.com a couple of years ago, and I still get traffic from the site.

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These were unavailable for awhile.  I’ve recently re-listed them as custom/made to order options.  Not sure why this didn’t occur to me sooner.

This one is customize-able in color and trim options.

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A lot of brides have ordered these.  I love learning what people are wearing my creations for–and I love getting pictures even more! 😉

I initially created these as part of my Little Red Riding Hood costumes, but had so many requests for just the capelet that I went ahead and started making them a separate option.

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The inside of my serger in always filled with red fluff from these.  Always.

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You can order here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/90390398/red-capelet?ref=shop_home_feat


Model: Sarah Brittney-Ann (http://www.modelmayhem.com/1692827)
Photographer: Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/#!/brittsmithphoto)

TnT Tuesday

I’m featuring one of my all-time favorite type of shirts for today’s Trapped In Time Tuesday.

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It also happens to be in one of my all-time favorite prints.

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(I had to make myself a shirt in the same print, fyi)

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It’s a simple cropped cowl neck shirt with long, full sleeves.

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I like to layer, so this speaks directly to my fashion aesthetic.

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These images with the model are actually from my first-ever (rather impromptu) shoot–and where I happened to meet the amazing photographer, Britt of Underexposed Photography.

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We were actually doing a trunk show (with lackluster sales), and still joke today that the best thing that came out of that day was our meeting each other, as well as a couple of models that we’ve worked with a number of times since.

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You can find the shirt in my shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/94807216/shirt-womens-shirt-cowl-neck-jersey?ref=shop_home_active

Photographer: Underexposed Photography http://www.facebook.com/brittsmithart
Model: Hillary Nelson http://www.modelmayhem.com/2560745