Friday, March 18, 2011

Dress Weather Has Arrived!

Shop for unique vintage dresses and skirts at Ruebi Retro Vintage on Etsy!

This. Is. Awesome.

I had to post this project. It's one of the most interesting things I've seen in a long time. It made me think about the way people view themselves as well as the way we are genetically constructed. Absolutely fantastic work. The Ecoism Project by Julian Wolkenstein.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Finished Springtime Tote Bag!

Today made this adorable bag based off of the tutorial I posted last night. I absolutely love it! It's exactly what I needed for school.

I did make a silly mistake though so I thought it would be worth sharing: When placing the straps to be sewn in make sure you place them between the two right sides on each side and not just inside the inside-out tote. If you do this they will be trapped inside when you turn the bag inside out.

Also, I found that I prefer leaving the opening to pull through in the top hem of the bag. This makes it very easy to iron and simply sew shut. I believe in the link it says to leave the opening in the side of the bag..

If you aren't into in making your own bag but would like to have one I am making them for $28.00 for a simple tote and $32.00 for a pocket tote. (shipping is always free).

I have several solid and patterned materials and can combine up to 3 different ones for your bag based on your interests. All bags are reversible! Pre-shrunk and machine washable.

Please email me at
or shoot me a conversation at Ruebi Retro Vintage

For this bag I used Vintage 1988 Atelier Collection screen printed material (stripes) and a cotton blend print weaved and printed material (floral). I can personalize your bag with any prints/colors. I can also add a button pocket.

Tomorrows Sewing Project!

I'm making this reversible tote bag to carry my school stuff in. I've been using the thin cheap ones from Forever 21 and I'm sick of them tearing so I'll be using a slightly heavier material and when it gets too dirty it'll be easy to flip for a new fresh new look!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Temporary Fabric wallpaper? Yes, please!!

I found this fantastic article on temporary fabric wallpaper which of course provides a great solution for renters who want to add color to their spaces but who would also like to get back that hefty security deposit when they move. Check out the article with complete instructions here.

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Street Style Sunday

I obviously started but never really used this blog so I figure since I'm super stoked on life at the moment that it would be a good time to get started.

Since I'm usually out on Saturday's, Sunday's are a good time to post pictures of all the super stylish head-turning people I see out and about.

Unfortunately I'm not great with my new camera yet so only a few of the images i took last night turned out well enough to post. I'm getting the hang of it now though so there should be lots of great images next week. :) Happy Sunday!

Tobie Milford and the lovely Marcelle.

Adorable Anya

Show stoppers for sure! If anyone out there knows the names of these two lovely ladies please let me know.

Henry of Dry River Yacht Club showing off his stellar style.