After being inside for 3 weeks straight now, it was a bit of a shock to have the afternoon off, and for it to actually be warm and sunny outside! There is nothing like an Oregon summer, and this outfit had day off written all over it!
I paired to garments that I made together and brought my waistline in with a brown waistbelt, The mixture of the prints went nicely with my laid back day of fabric shopping with lovely Nicole!Gladiator sandals made this outfit even more day off appropriate, and not to mention I did meet Seth Aaron in this outfit, so I am happy that I wore it!
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Nicole and Grishley strike gold again! On a recent sewing trip we ran into Project Runway Season 7 Winner Seth Aaron!
Seth Aaron has been in the Portland news a lot lately, for all of the publicity that he will be bringing to Portland Fashion Week with his Solar Powered Collection!
For more information on Seth and his new collection, as well as how to join the Portland Fashion Week Facebook Page, Check out these links!
Seth Aaron’s NBC Article
Portland Fashion Week Facebook Page
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This week in class I made a paperbag waisted skirt! I love love love how the skirt turned out! For your viewing interest I styled the same skirt two ways! One super casual for a day in class, and another … Continue reading
When it comes to investing in a handbag, the choice can be harder than you think! Grishley picked up this beautiful new bag in Hong Kong, and for obvious reasons fell in love! Not only does this bag carry a ton of stuff without trying to hard, but will be great for the coming months when everything but the kitchen sink needs to be hauled from my apartment to campus everyday!
This little wonder has been fantastic for hauling patterns and fabric to and from my internship everyday, and when pulling in 60 hour work weeks it comes in handy like it is nobody’s business!
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This week has been insane! Getting 10hrs of interning/sewing school in everyday has been a lot, but Grishley is loving every second!
This skirt was an easy last minute project that came together in the last 20 mins of sewing class, I am currently working on a blazer and a coat, so this is just a bit of a filler project!
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In meeting people from all around the world at the Palmer/Pletsch School, I have truly come to find that I am incredibly proud to be from Oregon. These photos are from a shopping trip I took with my classmates to several different fabric stores in the Portland area, which just so happens to be the sewing capital of the U.S. If you didn’t know it yet…Oregon rocks!
This dress was a find in Hong Kong, and set me back about $8 U.S, and I absolutely love it. It is a bit different than anything that I found recently stateside, so I decided to pair it with my classic gladiator sandals to tone down the shape and pattern of this busy little dress.
These shots were taken outside of Josephine’s Dry Goods, and Rose City Textiles, two locally owned and operated stores right here in the pacific northwest.
God its good to be an Oregonian.
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While Michelle Obama may not be wearing one of my designs anytime soon, this dress that I made had a bit of her inspiration in it. This is the first dress that I have made with my internship/scholarship to the Palmer/Pletsch school of sewing in Portland!
This little lovely is made out of stretch cotton and I included an exposed zipper. I like this garment for a couple reasons…1- I really like the fabric! This cotton was only $7.99 a yard before my student discount! It is a bit reminiscent of Balenciaga for me, or a bit like the DVF ads that ran a few years ago.
For this look I paired my new dress with simple accessories, black patent pumps and a waistbelt! Where are these awesome photos taken? Oh no big just having dinner at my Boss’ house!
More to come soon from my Portland adventures!
When it comes to getting shorts for summertime, have no fear on spending your hard earned cash on some small garments! Shorts have become not only a seasonal staple, but also a great transition piece for fall. The fall and winter short was forecasted as one of the leading trends for fall/winter 2011-12 so make sure that you have a pair ready to slip over some tights or leggings when the cold weather hits!
This look is from HK, and it was one of my personal favorites, it was a super easy, super breezy pairing of white cotton shorts, and a cotton blouse.
More to come! xoxo-Grishley
P.S. if you haven’t checked out my column in the Daily Barometer check out today’s read on the PSOS project!
Grishley’s Barometer Column!