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SEERSUCKER Easter Parade




IMG_1794New Orleans is always a stylish party, and of course my clients strut their best for the Gay Easter Parade! Seersucker was the order of the day, and these two ladies stayed cool during our march through the French Quarter.


Deven’s dress was copied from a well-worn off the rack garment. I made several fitting corrections in my own pattern, including a swayback adjustment. The tie back was an Easter-inspired addition, and of course I added pockets!

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I used the client’s vintage embroidered tablecloth for the ruffle and pockets. The crocheted lace edging was removed from the original hem and added to this border. I happened to have the tan seersucker scraps from another project, and I feel like it really ties the concept together. I love this dress!

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IMG_1569Doody’s blouse was a thrift store recon, which is a fun change of pace for me. I used pintucks to fit the garment precisely and comfortably. But more than that, I love how the seams emphasize not only her figure but also the dimensionality of the crinkled fabric itself.

I know these troublemakers from Krewe du Vieux, so basically Mardi Gras never stops for me! New Orleans is filled with endless opportunities to look good while having fun.



Obviously we had a wonderful afternoon!







I originally released this print in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina. During my recent trip to New Orleans I came across my stock of these posters, and thought it would be great to (a) get them out of my house and into yours and (b) once again invoke the Creole goddess Nola to help areas effected by hurricanes.

Between now and the end of 2012, 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Signed prints can be ordered in my Etsy shop now!

Rebirth of Nola

The print is of an original painting I created with watercolors and ink. It’s a twist on Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, updated for the Louisiana Renaissance. The Creole goddess rides down the Mississippi river on a fleur de lis with New Orleans in the background.

Rebirth of Nola

The posters were printed in Louisiana using paper from a local mill! Buying local means making local, and putting your money where your mouth is.

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Please consider ordering a print for yourself, and help spread the love!

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