Wednesday, April 25, 2012

... filia dress preview - Flea-for-All, April 28

The last two weeks flew by and my second Flea-for-All appearance is this coming Saturday, April 28! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit and shop on Opening Weekend - it was a blast. Hope to see even more on Saturday! And here's the newest dress I'll have with me:

If the last dress was a little modern, this one's a little bit country at heart, I think. I thought of the shape as soon as I found the fabric - a super-soft cotton voile in a tiny floral print (mostly reds, pinks and blues on a ivory background). Because voile is almost sheer, the dress is fully lined in cotton muslin. It also features pockets on the side seams, a red button closure at the back of the neck, and a drawstring waist. I had a very limited amount of this fabric, so I was only able to make a few of these dresses (I'll probably make more in another fabric if I find some I like). Find me at the Flea this Saturday if you're interested!

And that Flea is once again located at 125 Kennebec Street in Portland, Maine, open from 10AM-5PM. See you there!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

... filia dress preview - Flea-for-All, April 15

As previously promised, here is the first dress I'll be debuting at the Portland Flea-for-All this Sunday!

(Sorry for the lack of human modeling in these pics. I can't fit into anything for a while, and I couldn't recruit anyone on short notice. So you'll have to make do with my lovely dummy Estelle and just imagine how good these would look on an actual person. Like you!)

It's make of crisp cotton poplin in colorblocked red and navy (I also have a few in red and khaki). It has a comfy wide elastic waist, button closure at the back of the neck and pockets on the side seams (of couse). Available for the first time this Sunday, April 15 at the Portland Flea-for-All!

And because it's the big Flea Opening Weekend, here's one more sneak peak of a new item I'll have there:

This skirt is made of navy cotton eyelet (fully lined), has a really cute paper-bag style elastic waist and those trusty side-seam pockets. I came across the eyelet in one of my favorite fabric stores in Boston and snapped it up (I wasn't letting it pass me by, considering the epic quest I went on to find navy eyelet for a dress I made for a friend last year). I turned it into a limited number of skirts, so stop by Sunday to grab one for yourself they're gone!

So, one more time, the new Portland Flea-for-All opens this weekend on Saturday, April 14 and your truly will be there on Sunday, April 15th. It's at 125 Kennebec Street in Portland (in the Bayside neighborhood). Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

... Spring show schedule

I'm taking a quick break from making things to bust out some info about some really fun and exciting retail events I'm going to be participating in as a vendor this Spring. I've got a lot in the works so I needed to take a time out to organize everything!

First off, I hope everyone's heard about the Flea-for-All, Portland's new indoor flea market located at 125 Kennebec Street. I'm so psyched about this, as a vendor and as a shopper! It opens this weekend, April 14 & 15 and will feature tons of amazing vendors selling vintage, antique and handcrafted items. Check out their adorable website here for more info. I'll be there with my filia wares for the Opening Weekend on Sunday, April 15 and also on the following dates:

Saturday, April 28
Saturday, May 19
Saturday, May 26
Saturday, June 10
Saturday, June 30

I have a ton of new styles in the works for the spring and summer, so at every appearance I make at the Flea-for-All, I'll be debuting a new design.  Stayed tuned this week for the first new dress!

On May 12, I'll also be at The Big Thaw, a very cool local arts, crafts and vintage fair held at the Mayo Street Arts Center in Portland, ME. It's the day before Mother's Day, so it's perfect for last minute shopping! I'll have some of my clothes there as well as lots of giftie items. filia was also recently spotlighted on the event website, which you can check out here and wherein I talk a lot about my mum.

So with all the filia stuff going on, I haven't been able to focus on making much else lately. I still have a deconstructed chair sitting in my dining room that needs to be reupholstered, but I just can't seem to pull the trigger on a fabric choice. But I'm hoping to squeeze that project in soon!