my first hat


This is the first hat I’ve blocked and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  It’s a sueded rabbit hood with grosgrain headsizing and trim although I may change the trim yet, I’m not 100% sold on the ribbon.


Blocking is a pretty labor intensive process and takes some serious muscle, not to mention the inevitable steam burns and push pin pricks.  Oh and the smell of wet rabbits.


I have the same style in grey rabbit velour blocked and drying right now for one of my friends as well as a tiny coctail hat that slightly resembles a tiny bird.  I plan to mount that on a little silver headband, très belle!  In case you haven’t heard, hats are all the rage!


here’s what i’ve been working on in my tailoring class. over the semester the only thing we are making is a jacket. so far the semester is half over and all we’ve worked on are pockets. lame? yes.

Welt Pocket Closed

Welt Pocket Open

marker illustration

Tonight I attempted my first marker fashion illustration and I have discovered that it will definitely take some practice and also that the assorted color box is not as helpful as one would think. Not enough shades of any color, so I think I may get a grey box and do some experimenting. It seems like it will take a bit of practice. Here’s my first marker lady…

marker girl

class list

I have been pretty busy as of late…classes and two jobs and marathon next week.  Bah.  This is my class list for the semester, I’m going to try to post more often, but it will most likely be work from one of these classes since I no longer possess any free time.

advanced flat patternmaking


cad for fashion design: patternmaking

fashion illustration 1

beginning and advanced pattern grading

off to homework then work at the gallery.