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Like A Glove

It would seem that there is nothing in this world that irritates me more than when I put something on and it doesn’t fit properly. So I expect to have to make alterations to most pieces of clothing that I buy and most of the time I do have to. I understand that this lack of ‘fit’ is due to trend and mass production. There is one thing however that I expect to still fit like a glove, and that would be a glove.

Every new pair of gloves that I pull onto my hands leaves a lot to be desired, most fingers are too short, nine times out of ten all different sizes and nothing fits right. Thus I do not own a single new glove. Inevitably I fall back to my vintage collection. I love the way they fit, the way they feel and the way they make my hands look. I am not dressed to leave my house in the mornings without a pair on even in the summer. The only downside to vintage gloves is how difficult it is to find a leather pair that are larger than a 6 3/4 and in good enough condition to wear.

Out of this frustration I decided that my only course of action was to teach myself to make gloves the right way with proper fitting. This way at very least I could have a leather pair that fit like a glove should. I started with lace gauntlets, something simple I thought, with no fingers. It took some work to draft a successful pattern and then teach my fingers how to hold the fabric. With great pleasure I now make them for the shop.

As it turns out, they are incredibly difficult to photograph. It’s no surprise that Meaghan managed to find a way to make them look good.

There are far more colours than just these three and they are all available at the shop in two sizes. We will be listing them on our etsy site shortly.

Cheers,
Sara.

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Obi Belts, Oh My!

What do you do with 100+ vintage ties? Match them up and make obi belts! Well at least the majority of them. The rest are either for sale as fabulous vintage ties, or waiting for the right match.

These charming and fun belts can be worn with almost anything, dresses, blouses, over sweaters and just plain t-shirts. These three are listed in our etsy shop, and there are many more available in store.

Cheers,
Sara and Meaghan.

Faux Fur for Fall and Winter

With the approaching winter cold, Meaghan has been busy making all kinds of lovely faux fur accessories. It has been a little while since we’re had any new faux fur, but it has also been a little while since there has been any good faux fur for sale. We will always, always wait for the good stuff, and then buy as much as our budget will allow.

During the cutting out process the shop floor looked a bit like a small dog and a bunny exploded on a daily basis. As always, the end product is worth the days of floating fluff in your nose, coffee, water and lunch.

“Raccoon Collar”

“Silver Fox Collar”

“Seal Scarf”

“Arctic Fox Muff”

We have hats, collars, scarves, stoles and muffs in a variety of fur types and colours. From imitated seal, to raccoon, to white and pink bunny, yes pink bunny and that isn’t everything. So why not come and try on part of our cozy collection and just maybe treat yourself to something. If you’re not close enough to come in, have a look on our etsy page, we have the “silver fox” available right now and we’ll be listing the rest of them soon.

Cheers,
Sara.

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