So I guess the "new" thing is vintage and vintage inspired clothing. Mixing and matching different periods and styles such as Classic and Bombshell are in. I happen to be in love with this fashion trend and I am all for the vintage thrift stores as well as the new clothing stores with vintage inspired pieces. Like Modcloth for instance.
Today I convinced my husband to walk around the nearby college town scoping out the fashion savy stores. Here's what we found
Strut - their website is a little vague, but they definitely had some neat stuff. All new, but vintage inspired and the prices weren't bad.
Emeralds - again their website doesn't showcase their clothing, but I could have spent hours in here, just trying on shoes. Their pieces are organized by color which is kind of different, but neat. Also, their prices seem to be reasonable to me. It seems as though college towns are the place to shop if you're looking for a good price.
Badabling - I loved this little shop! It is a consignment shop and most of their clothing is modern, but they had great prices. I got a pair of Gap jeans for $2. I didn't even bother to try them on it was such a great deal...(they fit perfectly). They also sell handmade one of kind jewelry. I'm to lazy to deal with all the bling, but this is where I'd shop for it if I wasn't.
There were several other shops all within walking distance of each other. A couple were strictly consignment and had some great vintage finds, but they will have to wait for a day when I do not have three children in tow. If you're thinking vintage at a reasonable price head to downtown San Marcos, you won't be disappointed.
My henna tattoo is fading and now blends in quite nicely with my freckles. I'm almost cured!
I'll be finishing my customer's dress today. She tried it on last week and loved it which is very exciting! I'll take pictures of it on a dress form to post.
Life has been crazy around here, but I love it! I really feel like I have a job for life as a seamstress now and hopefully one day to be called a dressmaker. Did you know dressmakers do not like to be called a seamstress? I do now;o) What's the difference? Well a seamstress mainly alters pre-made garments while a dressmaker creates, often from scratch custom designed clothing.
I'll be getting a seamstress grade iron any day now. I had no idea just how important one's iron was until I saw the magic Stella's professional pressing iron could do. I wont divulge all the secrets but know that I am on the path to professional pressing.
The children are all doing fine. Moosekat is chugging along in 2nd grade. Boo boo princess is doing some preschool and started dance classes this week. My Nator...well he's cute and almost 2 so that says a lot!
I know I'm a slacker of a blogger...what can I say. Anyway I just wanted to let you know there will be a couple of sewing projects up soon. I'm working on two similar dresses. One for a customer and one for myself (maybe). I'm really excited about these so