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The inspiration and process of repurposing vintage wedding dresses and other pretty things to wear!
Ñ WIPS on the Table: Some signage for the shop… very exciting!

WIPS on the Table: Some signage for the shop… very exciting!

Ñ WIPS on the Table: This week I’m working with a vintage 1950s lining that I gained from a yard sale on Orrs Island, ME. A full lining with crinoline, I’m building a dress for this awesome shell! I may just keep it… sorry, Etsy customers!

WIPS on the Table: This week I’m working with a vintage 1950s lining that I gained from a yard sale on Orrs Island, ME. A full lining with crinoline, I’m building a dress for this awesome shell! I may just keep it… sorry, Etsy customers!

Ñ Treasury Tuesday this week features items from Etsy that carry one of my favorite motifs: the atomic starburst. Retro and whimsical, it is fun in any shape or form! Click on the photo to find all these wonderful items.

Treasury Tuesday this week features items from Etsy that carry one of my favorite motifs: the atomic starburst. Retro and whimsical, it is fun in any shape or form! Click on the photo to find all these wonderful items.

Welcome to MANIAC MONDAY, where I celebrate a fellow Mainer who also sells their wares on Etsy! 

This weeks victim featured artist is worthygoods, by Dory Smith Graham. She is certainly a Jill-of-all-trades! She does wool, felting, fabric goods, and even tutorials. Above are two adorable hats, one for a little guy and one for a (hellooo handsome) grown guy. I also LOVE these felted acorn ornaments!

View her etsy shop HERE: https://www.etsy.com/shop/worthygoods?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Also, like her on facebook HERE: https://www.facebook.com/worthygoods

And for goodness sake… support local artists. Or even non-local artists! 

Ñ Treasury Tuesday: Hibernate. Cozy knits, games and chachkis to keep you warm all winter long!

Treasury Tuesday: Hibernate. Cozy knits, games and chachkis to keep you warm all winter long!

Happy Maniac Monday, everybody!

This week’s Maine Etsy shop is Amphitrite Studio. Katrina Napolitan from  is a master of natural fiber fashion from Midcoast, ME! Her romp’r wear collection features tops, skirts, dresses and scarves made from bamboo or modal (tree fiber) and her reclaimed leather accessories are AWESOME. Shop her lovely items on Etsy HERE: www.AmphitriteStudio.Etsy.com

OR find several of them at Kurier, at 615A Congress Street in Portland, ME! 

This is a story I’ve been very anxious to share with all of you.

Today is Kat’s wedding day. Kat Stewart was preparing to marry the love of her life four years ago. Her 16 year-old-son Devon picked a stunning dress for her (above, prior to alteration) to wear. Tragically, her son passed away. Grief postponed the wedding, and affected her figure. Four years later, she desperately wants to wear the dress her late son chose for her, but it’s much to small.

This is where I come in.

Luckily we had to hem several inches off the bottom, which we used to expand the dress. The extra lace on the hips was re-stitched around the back to cover the new panels, and the chiffon piece was hiked up to the waist. 

No normal seamstress would agree to such heavy alterations… but this was no ordinary job. Today, Kat will marry the love of her life in a dress that honors Devon’s memory. This is why Blue-Eyed Boutique exists, to give women the wedding of their dreams when the rest of the bridal industry says they can’t. 

After pictures soon to come… happy wedding day, Kat!

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