Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Activities

There are a lot of cool events happening this October locally. Here are some events that I am participating in.

This Saturday, October 4th, Venus on the Half Shell is hosting an art show for Kevin Good.

Kevin is a local artist and barista at Cafe Nola in downtown Frederick. I am very fond of his work, if you are local you should definitely check out his opening.

Also, this weekend, me and a few friends are participating in the 72 hour Film Fest.
I am very excited to participate in this event. Stay tuned for our film, we have 72 hours to film and edit. The premier will be next weekend at The Weinberg Center in downtown Frederick.

I've also been getting ready for my show at Bottle of Bread in Baltimore. I'm promoting only new things, so I have been sewing a lot. If you are local to the Baltimore area you should come see my new garments.

(Above: a few new skirts I have been working on)

Also, my friends at Classic Electric are celebrating their ten year anniversary of being open. They will be partying all weekend with booze, food, art and bands. The after party will be at Cafe Nola.  You for sure don't want to miss this one!!

Also, at the end of the month, Sunday October 26th, Venus on the Half Shell is hosting our semi-anual VERY VINTAGE YARDSALE at Dublin Roasters !!!! 

I scored this awesome top a few years ago at the yard-sale for 5 bucks!!! The event is from 12-3, make sure you check it out!!!

I hope you make it out to these awesome events this month.
Becky Jane

Monday, September 22, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

Today is my day off and I have been running errands and trying to get things together for my upcoming show at Bottle of Bread in Baltimore.  Its going to be a small show featuring only new items I have made.  Here is what I have been working on.

I took this photo years ago and decided I wanted to re-create it but with a dress I have made and use the image for my flyer.

It was actually a lot harder then I thought to re-create. At first I tried to do it myself with a self camera, but that was not working, so I got my sister Molly to help me out.

I decided to go with this photo for my flyer. Hopefully I will have that done this evening, stay tuned!

I also added seven garments to my Etsy shop today. You should check them out!!

Now I need to get some serious sewing done for my show! Stay tuned for new pieces, and my flyer!!

Becky Jane

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Sometimes I like to do projects I can complete really easily when I have had a stressful busy day and am not in the mood to sew for hours but still want to make something. Last night I made a kimono. It was super easy and fast! Here's what I did....

I took my measurements and drew a quick sketch.

Then I picked the fabric I wanted to use and drew my template directly on the fabric. I think finding the right fabric was the hardest part, this fabric my friend brought me back from India. It is super sheer and drapes nicely for a kimono.

I then cut it the template out and cut down just one layer on top for center front.
I then sewed the sides and shoulder and hemmed the bottom and center front to neck opening. I didn't have to hem the sleeves because the way I folded my fabric the sleeves ended on the selvage end and will not fray.

Here's my finished kimono! 

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. It was so easy! You should try and make one too!!!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Etsy Photo Shoot

Today I took some photos of my friend Morgan for my Etsy shop.  I also took a few rolls of film for fun. Here are a few photos that I took on my phone.

Morgan in a floral gathered dress I made. I used vintage fabric. I love the lower back.

Here is a front view of the dress. 

This dress is also made with vintage fabric.

back view

We played around with this tea kettle I have on my porch. 

This is a high waisted skirt and crop top I made. 

This dress I made for my birthday, but I actually decided to try and sell it. I love it but I think its one of my better pieces and I would love for someone to rock it!

side view of the panels 

I'm really excited to see how my film turned out. It has been awhile since I have shot 35mm. I am going to add these five garments to my etsy shop tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Becky Jane

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Works in progress

This week I've been all over the place and have started a lot of projects. Here is what I have been up to. 

I made my friend a custom bag. We have left over fabric so I'm going to also make her a make up bag and a pillow.
Extra fabric.
Make up bag in progress.

I decided I wanted to make a simple coat. I'm using this pattern.

I cut the pieces last night. 
I also started cutting and sewing some new baby outfits.
This is what happens when you can't decide what you want to work on and start three or so projects at once...
Disaster studio!!

My goal is to get these projects done this week!! 

Becky jane