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Tuileries in White

Tuileries in White. I made this at the request of a buyer in my Etsy shop, and if I say so myself: It sure is purdy! I am so happy with how it came out that I am sharing...

Posted on August 3, 2010 10:53 AM

Promenade in French cotton & lace

Promenade in French cotton & lace ...has been put back in the shop! And it's the very last one in stock. Crisp and light, it's perfect for those hot summer days when all you want to do is spend...

Posted on July 12, 2010 7:17 PM

She's baaaaack....

Tuileries Sleeveless Linen and Cotton Dress. Tuileries, that is. Inspired by the English-style parks in Paris and Edouard Manet's "Le Linge", I sketched this dress in the lines of the child's clothing in the painting and initially built it...

Posted on July 2, 2010 6:41 PM

The Seersucker Bubble Dress in Red is baaaaaaack

Seersucker Bubble Dress in Red and White. Sunny days, fresh fruit from the outdoor market and lots of ice cream. That's what I think of with my striped seersucker dresses, like this one. Lightweight and slightly textured, seersucker is...

Posted on June 22, 2010 8:13 PM

Because my buyers asked...

collette tunic. ...I've made more sizes available for a lot of the clothing pieces currently listed in my Etsy shop. XS and L (see body measurements in each shop listing because my sizes are unique to my shop) can...

Posted on May 20, 2010 5:25 PM

I love this houndstooth print.

{Coco. Sweatshirt-style. Fine knit jersey. In my Etsy shop. Yay!}...

Posted on November 20, 2009 3:06 PM

Drapey collars and shirred sleeves...

...you make my heart sing. (Almost as much as peanut butter on toast, and that's a lot.) Psst....see the shirring on the sleeves? Please, I need to wax a little poetic about the knit jersey: It's not your average tshirt...

Posted on November 16, 2009 6:34 PM

Just. Can't. Get. Enough.*

Of the draped looks we're seeing all over the place this season. I swear, I lucked out with this trend because I've been inspired by this look for a while [haha! foresaw it!] so now I can really go to...

Posted on October 30, 2009 4:55 PM

Linen, black, ruched

black linen dress. Oh la la. I cannot sing enough praises for black linen. This one is lightweight and transparent, but not see-through. All cause it's black. Love, love, love. I wanted to make something floaty using a bit...

Posted on August 14, 2009 10:07 AM

Summer ain't over yet, friends.

Smocked Linen Bustier. And all I want to sew is linen! Smocked tunic-length bustier with a tie, in linen. Oh my gosh. I made one of these for myself in preparation for my upcoming trip to the Burgundy (Bourgogne)...

Posted on August 7, 2009 8:49 AM

Seersucker Bubble Dress in Red and White

Seersucker Bubble Dress in Red and White. Ah, the middle of summer. Sunny days, fresh fruit from the outdoor market and (of course) lots of ice cream. That's what I think of every time I pull another one of...

Posted on July 24, 2009 7:55 AM

Ice Cream, You Scream,

We all scream for ice cream colors! Especially in summer. Summer always brings back childhood memories of selling lemonade, bike rides, reading Beverly Cleary books, and the ice cream truck coming through my sunny SoCal neighborhood (at which point I...

Posted on July 13, 2009 1:51 PM

Seersucker Bubble Dress in Plaid!

Fresh off the sewing machine: Seersucker Bubble Dress in Plaid. Remember the poll where you got a chance to vote on the print I'd be using for my next seersucker bubble dress? VoilĂ ! This is the one that won....

Posted on July 9, 2009 2:56 PM

Impressionist Ink Linen Skirt

Impressionist Ink, very limited edition! Let's see my little checklist, now: 1) 100% natural linen with black floral print and embroidery - check 2) French painter inspiration - check 3) Original, built from scratch - check 4) Low waist,...

Posted on June 15, 2009 5:21 PM

Hula!

Grass Skirt. Hula! Remember the flashy grass print cotton and skirt sketch I talked about here? Well the skirt has finally been pulled off the sewing machine and after a few adjustments I've got it just like I had...

Posted on June 9, 2009 3:57 PM

Seersucker Bubble Dress - Poll Time!

Seersucker Bubble Dress in all her stripey goodness. Yesterday I talked about this dress (currently in my etsy shop) and mentioned that it's a preview of what's to come because I really love it and want to make other...

Posted on June 4, 2009 2:32 PM

Promenade in Summer Plaid

Promenade in Summer Plaid, available in my Etsy shop. Yep, still on my picnic kick! Every weekend Mr Le Hubby, Captain Destructo and I have been biking in and around the city of Lyon. During these excursions we always...

Posted on June 2, 2009 2:31 PM

Promenade Bubble Mini Dress!

Promenade Bubble Dress, available in my Etsy shop. If you're a regular reader of TortillaGirl you may recognize my Promenade Tunic in olive that I created for this season. One of my wonderful buyers [waves to Catherine] asked me...

Posted on May 31, 2009 4:47 PM

Flashy Grass Print

Hey! Turn me into a skirt. [Pssst.....don't forget I'm having a giveaway for a French Lace Tote!] I thought of one thing when this grass print cotton screamed "YO! Look at me in all my bold & flashy sassiness!"...

Posted on May 28, 2009 8:02 AM

Promenade in French Lace & Cotton

Promenade in White Lace & Cotton, available in my shop. Yep. I'm still on a romantic en plein air kick. The weather is grand, greenery is lush and all I want to do is skip through a meadow and...

Posted on May 18, 2009 4:00 PM

La robe Pont Neuf est de retour!

In my shop, that is. I'm carefully making each one to order and is very limited edition due to what I have left of this French fabric in my little stock. If you had your eye on this charming...

Posted on May 13, 2009 5:05 PM

Promenade in Plaid

Promenade in Plaid, available in my shop. Know what? I'm on a bit of a picnic kick right now. The weather is grand, I got a brand new city bike [thank you, Mr Le Hubby] and all I want...

Posted on May 9, 2009 2:30 PM

Not Your Average Gingham Shirt

Not Your Average Gingham Shirt. Hear that? That's the sound of me cheering as I pull my own version of a gingham top off the sewing machine. To summarize in one long run-on sentence: I see country picnic meets...

Posted on May 5, 2009 12:59 PM

Hi! I'd like for you to meet someone...

Her name is Tuileries. She's my favorite dress this season and my new BFF. I loooooove her. She comes with a belt, but I only wear her with the belt when I want to wear her tunic-style or pants...

Posted on April 29, 2009 6:57 PM

Little Black Number

Little Black Number, by tortillagirl // friedinbutter. Let's see, now, what do we have here? 1) Designer fabric that you're not going to find splashed all over the internet and much less on a fellow colleague at the office....

Posted on April 24, 2009 4:52 PM

Okay, if I were to...

Skip through a meadow, enjoy a picnic on a pretty gingham blanket, take a stroll on a charming cobble-stoned street, enjoy cafe on the patio, listen to a trio of musicians, dance before dinner and enjoy the sunset over...

Posted on April 17, 2009 8:32 AM

Chaumont Sleeveless Linen Dress

New for Spring! Inspired by the romantic parks in Paris and impressionist paintings of the late 18th century, I sketched this dress and built it from scratch using pale sand linen and colorful plaid cotton trim. I created this...

Posted on March 20, 2009 9:57 AM

Tuileries Sleeveless Linen Dress

New for Spring! Inspired by the English-style parks in Paris and impressionist paintings of the late 18th century, I sketched this dress and built it from scratch using indigo linen and coordinating cotton bias trim. I love it so...

Posted on March 18, 2009 5:08 PM

Sneek peek:

Inspired by "Le Linge" by Edouard Manet....

Posted on March 17, 2009 6:44 PM

Montsouris Painter Sleeveless Dress

New for Spring! Inspired by the English-style parks in Paris and impressionist paintings of the late 18th century, here's another dress in the same design as my Essoyes dress. This one is in the same toile, but in blue...

Posted on March 17, 2009 10:15 AM

1, 2, 3

Draw, draft, sew "Essoyes": A little dress named after the country town where Renoir painted "Laundresses". Made for spring in rustic cotton medium-weight toile with layering in mind so the armholes are cut extra deep for ease of movement...

Posted on March 9, 2009 3:28 PM

It's heeeeere!

"Ratatouille Trouser Dress" made by deconstructing and reconstructing chef's trousers made in France. Traditional houndstooth print in dark navy on white background. Hand-stitched pleats. All trouser elements left intact. The hem has elastic panels at the back for a...

Posted on February 13, 2009 11:14 AM

La robe Pont Neuf est de retour!

In my shop, that is. I'm carefully making each one to order and is very limited edition due to what I have left of this French fabric in my little stock. If you had your eye on this charming...

Posted on February 10, 2009 12:40 PM

Ratatouille in the making!

[Er...not the edible kind.] Yes, my friends, what you see hanging on my dress form is another authentic French chef's trousers in mid-transformation. Another Ratatouille dress in houndstooth print is in the making! Each one is unique as much...

Posted on January 30, 2009 3:58 PM

Urban cool and stylin'

Fresh off the sewing machine and right into my Etsy shop! "Plaid Bubble Bustier" (Click here to purchase) As promised, another bubble bustier. This one is in a gorgeous lightweight winter madras woven black and gray plaid. Wear it alone...

Posted on October 17, 2008 5:57 PM

Pont Neuf

Now in my Etsy shop! "Pont Neuf Painter Dress" (Click here to purchase) This season I'm very much inspired by 18th century painters and the draped clothing in 18th century paintings, particularly La Cruche cassee by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (found in...

Posted on October 16, 2008 9:43 AM

Of Painter's Tunics and Sleeky Bustiers

Now in my Etsy shop! "Montmartre Painter's Dress" (Click here to purchase) "Sleek Bubble Bustier" (Click here to purchase) I can't get enough of these bubble bustiers. I mostly wear mine layered over teeshirts or under boleros, or on their...

Posted on October 11, 2008 12:13 PM

Sneaky peek:

Inspired by the painters of Montmartre and the draped clothing in 18th century paintings. Lightweight winter crinkled madras which makes this piece ideal for travel. In purple, black and gray plaid for a modern touch. Coming very soon to the...

Posted on October 5, 2008 9:35 AM

I'm Mad for Plaid

This season! Seriously. Plaid is always visible but this season it's in even more than usual, thanks in part to Dolce and Gabbana's tribute to the Queen Mother in their Fall 2008 collections. I love me a good trend, so...

Posted on September 19, 2008 8:31 AM

Fall Previews

Just a peek. Lots more coming :-) "Wannabe Punk Armwarmers" (Click here to purchase Wannabe Punk Armwarmers in forest green and black.) A few years ago I designed a pair of opera-length armwarmers for myself and showed a picture of...

Posted on September 5, 2008 12:36 PM

Summer Dresses!

I've made a few ready-to-wear dresses as offshoots of my summer fashion collection, where I was inspired by prairie dresses, moulin rouge and 18th century clothing details. My color scheme for this collection is red, white and blue (or bleu...

Posted on July 3, 2008 6:40 PM

Light and airy

I'm focusing my spring and summer designs on airy, light and romantic in easy to care for fabrics that travel well. Just a couple of my inspirations are nautical stripes and French vintage, reworked and modernised in my own personal...

Posted on May 20, 2008 5:25 PM

Fancy Pants!

Something REALLY exciting is about to happen. I don't want to spill the beans yet, but it's Etsy related and I'm so excited about it I haven't been able to sleep! I'll let you know about it very soon, but...

Posted on February 12, 2008 9:16 AM

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