TnT Tuesday



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


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


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


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


This one can be found here:

Model: Nancyjane ( )

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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.


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.


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.


You can find this one here on etsy:

Photographer: Underexposed Photography (
Model: Amber Carollo

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I love this black and gold striped fabric.


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


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).


Lined in black twill.


Flexible boning sewn into the lining.


Grommets and a modesty panel in back.


So pretty with formal as well as casual looks.


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

You can find it here:

(also listed in my rebelsmarket and artfire shops)

Modeled by the ever-beautiful NancyJane  ( )

Hair and Make Up by Amanda Bravender
For inquiries:

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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.


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


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


You can find it in the etsy shop here:


And in the artfire shop here:


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This slinky number was made specifically for a photo shoot.


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.


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


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


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

And, WOWZA, Mary brought that baby to LIFE.


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


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


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


One of these days….


You can find the dress here:

Modeled by:

LouAnn Eads

–Mary Andrus

Images featuring LouAnn photographed by:  Gustavo Escanelle

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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.


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

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


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.


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.


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


You can order here:

Model: Sarah Brittney-Ann (
Photographer: Underexposed Photography (!/brittsmithphoto)

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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


You can find the shirt in my shop here:

Photographer: Underexposed Photography
Model: Hillary Nelson

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I am happy to report that I now have a shop on etsy (which you already knew about, of course) AND on rebelsmarket.  Check it out:

As of now I just have custom/made to order items up over there–testing the waters.

I’ll keep my etsy shop around, of course, but rebelsmarket seems like a good venue, and allows me to reach a new market.

On that note, today’s feature is up for purchase in either shop–Black and White Striped Leggings:


I offer these in both a full and capri length.


They’ve been pretty popular, and I have a stack of new material to try out–a narrower stripe in black and white as well as a red and white stripe.


I’ll get some made some day….you know, when I get all those extra hours I need?


You can find the leggings in either of my shops:


Model: Nancyjane ( )

Hair and Make Up by Amanda Bravender
For inquiries:


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I know I featured a bustier in the last couple of weeks, but I have to tell you–


this is my second favorite bustier of all time.

Repurposed from a t-shirt.  Fully lined in heavy cotton twill.  Grommeted back.


I won’t lie–it’s been in the shop for awhile.  A few years, actually.


I always wonder WHY.  I just think it’s so cool.


If it fit me, trust me, I’d keep it.

I really love that image, the color, the texture of a well-worn t-shirt….


You can find it here:

Images featuring a model:

Photographer:  Underexposed Photography
Model:  Hillary Nelson