Friday, March 25, 2011

meet me at the market for new frocks

~belle and burger will be back out at the Barton Creek Farmers Market this saturday ; march 26th with lots of new dresses are some peeks.

These dresses are all made from vintage and recycled material except the green one.hope to see y'all out there.....
**if you are not from 'round these parts and are interested in a dress, email me ( bellesouthgirl at yahoo dot com) and let me know I can stock the dress you like in my shop....or make you a custom one.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

sew busy ; pretty and yummy stuff

happily. ....i am covered up right now! I am gonna say hi and blurb about a few bits....very quickly. Let me say I am so looking forward to a nice spring tutorial...any suggestions? a skirt, shirred dress, apron, or something else?
but back to the blurbs
~I have been completely wrapped up in making 5 dresses for a brides maid party.


I am just this side of done but here are some more peeks. They all have orchid inspired appliques. The blue coat is the brides something old I added cuffs and the appliques.

~I have been busy also maintain my every weekend Market promise to myself ( at least till it hits 100) I will be at the market tomorrow march 11Th
In addition I am having a booth during SXSW
belle and burger will be behind Guero's on march 18Th from 12-9pm
hope to see y'all there~one last thing ....some new food I am obsessing over@ local eateries and one book
the Odd duck trailer is A MUST EAT if you are in Austin ...such a taste sensation real culinary creativity; you must check out the daily menu
Also the La patisserie is a sweet treat...burger and I are enamored with the macarons ... he and I both love the lavender!?
....and on that note I leave you with this lovely read I checked out of our library
It actually has a very simple macaron recipe we plan on trying sooner rather than later

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

we have spirit animals on our clothes...

~So I have made quite a few custom works with people's spirit animals as part of the design. It is usually a bird or a horse or something equally majestic. Not all the clients call it that but that is what I think in my lil brain when I am making it. I think of their love and connection with the animal. I even checked out a book , at the behest of a client while I was working on her humming bird skirt.
Personally I had never consider myself as someone with a spirit animal; and really had always thought it to be quite hokey( even though I did subscribe to the idea -closetedly). What really renewed my interest in this concept is that burger has seemed to identify strongly with elephants since before he was even 2! Anyway I was frustrated that after all the research and self examining I still could not identify my spirit animal ... I felt myself adrift with no animal to spirit me a long for months. Then it came to me the CATFISH;kinda gross and not so majestic but.....I love those buggers. This affinity is anchored in my swamp fishing days of my youth. My daddy and I spent quite a few summer days in a flat bottom boat on the a Okefenokee. Also I am quite fascinated noodling.
So here you have my bottom feeder Appliqued T shirt . I have worn it a little almost everyday since I made it( last Friday)...have not even washed it; also ew gross. I use heat and bond lite on paper thin vintage fabric, an altered jersey knit white t shirt, fabric pastels and machine embroidery. alalalove

~Speaking of spirit animals,I made a pegacorn dress for one of my favorite friends to wear to a wedding. The dress is altered from the kimono dress pattern from this book.
* If you are looking for a new summer clothing sewing book this book is stellar. I do wind up alteringmost of the pattern but I do that with most patterns I use that are not mine.

~Any who.. She might have mentioned that her spirit animal is a pegacorn...or I inferred it. I must say I am pleased as a peach cobbler....I love it! I have not finished stitching the applique yet which always adds dimension to the designs. For the applique I used the technique it this tutorial

~On a side note. If your gonna be doing SXSW here in Austin, I will have a booth at the Guero's market on Friday March 18Th from 12-9pm . I will of course remind you again.