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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

Soft French Lace Bag

Soft French Lace Bag. Just relisted this little number back in my Etsy shop! I added a bronze [European made] magnetic snap closure that matches nicely with the bronze-tone metal teeth of the zipper 'cause I like coordinating things...

Posted on May 24, 2010 7:05 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

Latest clothing additions to the shop:

Some designs updated in the latest fabrics and colors for this season! All natural, either linen or cotton (or both). Simple, clean and functional with design elements that take them all beyond your average ready-to-wear. As I've mentioned before,...

Posted on May 14, 2010 12:38 PM

Latest clothing additions to the shop:

Madeleine Long Shirt: This one is fresh off the drafting table! A long shirt with mandarin collar and three quarter sleeves. Relaxed, with a hint of French country. {Can you pick it out from these rough sketches?} 100% cotton,...

Posted on May 4, 2010 5:29 PM

Flat drafting a collar...

...is one of the many things I did today. From scratch, using math, a ruler and French curve. Oh, and a pencil and my two hands. The old fashioned way....

Posted on April 22, 2010 7:59 PM

A peek at a few of my croquis...

...currently up on my work board for quick reference purposes. There are new designs and some of last year's favorites - you asked, so I'm bringing them back - updated with this season's fabrics and colors. Right now I'm drafting...

Posted on April 19, 2010 2:00 PM

You want your lace bags? I got your lace bags right here.

Don't they look like candy? I think so. All are made in cotton or 60% cotton/40% poly blends with pure cotton linings. The pink lace on beige, elephant gray lace (hand-dyed by moi, by the way, so you probably...

Posted on April 9, 2010 5:52 PM

The new lace bag, she is here.

Here's the first of my lace* bags for spring and summer 2010: A French lace bag in a gray stripe on white cotton/poly blend that says "take me out in the fresh air on a sunny day". I'm theeeeeeere. Throw...

Posted on March 31, 2010 6:22 PM

Sunflower Collar

Sunflower Collar. Baby, it's coooold out. Below 0 today, so I'm really starting to look forward to sunny days and blue skies. Days are still short and I don't like to use or work with artificial lighting during the...

Posted on January 27, 2010 10:42 AM

More hats than you can shake a stick at

...or a knitting needle, as it were. Click each picture for a larger view! Top row: Clara PomPom Hat, Camille Slouch Hat, Beret Style Slouch Hat Pumpkin Edition Middle Row: LouLou Slouch Hat, Monique PomPom Hat, Camila Slouch Hat Bottom...

Posted on November 26, 2009 9:02 AM

Inspiration

"Marie", now in my Etsy shop. Love this painting and over the moon with this dress in my latest collection! Black linen, perfect for Indian summer and easily layered for later on in winter. Built entirely from scratch through...

Posted on October 2, 2009 3:20 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? Voilà! This is the one that won....

Posted on July 9, 2009 2:56 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

Seersucker Bubble Dress in all her stripey goodness. She's baaaack...a little souvenir of my last summer collection, where I was inspired by prairie dresses, moulin rouge, the seaside in Deauville and 18th century clothing details. This is the last...

Posted on June 3, 2009 7:36 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

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

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

What's that?

Like casual French chic? Want something for your open markets and other outdoor activities? Oh, alright. Here's a warm weather version of my French lace bags which, btw, I've been wanting to blog ever since I made the first...

Posted on April 23, 2009 1:34 PM

"Oh, you sexy thaaaang"

Essoyes, by tortillagirl // friedinbutter. Sleeveless mini dresses with pretty little collars make me feel like that. In a good way. Miss Essoyes, she's back and rockin' it all out in this lovely color. Find her in my shop...

Posted on April 20, 2009 10:41 AM

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 in Beige

Ah...the Chaumont linen dress with frou-frou ruffle! Now, she is available in beige. Oh, dear beige. How I love thee! Fabulously neutral, you look good with any skin tone. How do you do that? I do not know. But...

Posted on April 15, 2009 11:04 AM

Montmartre, Gray

Let's see my little checklist, now: 1) Cotton poplin in gray - check 2) French painter inspiration - check 3) Original, built from scratch via "moulage" (french draping) - check 4) Scoop neck, pleated pouf sleeves, bubble hem -...

Posted on April 9, 2009 11:35 AM

Dear Spring,

Know what? I'm really happy you're here. Okay, I admit that I could do without the allergy attacks I get when you come a-callin', but the tree blossoms and green leaves and sunny skies that come with you make...

Posted on April 1, 2009 10:23 AM

Montmartre, Taupe

Let's see my little checklist, now: 1) Cotton poplin in taupe - check 2) French painter inspiration - check 3) Original, built from scratch via "moulage" (french draping) - check 4) Scoop neck, pleated pouf sleeves, bubble hem -...

Posted on March 30, 2009 11:29 AM

Sneek peek:

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

Posted on March 17, 2009 6:44 PM

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

French Lace Bag in Cocoa

New for Spring and just listed in my etsy shop: A slightly smaller than my usual big French lace bags, but with the same functional features. I meticulously hand cut (free-form) the floral French lace appliqué and then stitch...

Posted on March 2, 2009 4:19 PM

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

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

Happy Hearts Day!

In preparation for Valentine's Day and just because I like hearts (awwww!), I'm currently creating a mini collection of original bag designs, all limited edition for a limited time. A few of my inspirations: Hearts, plaid, kilts, sport chic, flowers...

Posted on January 15, 2008 7:34 PM

Lara Handbag

I've been playing around with the textile samples I made for my Hey Dolly clothing collection (for kicks, a few of my drawings/designs from this collection are in the backdrop), and I came up with this dainty little bag: Pink...

Posted on October 8, 2007 8:04 AM

"Hey Dolly!"

Here is a part of one design from a fashion collection I recently made: In a very small nutshell: antique dolls, 18th century corsets and Lara Stone were some of my sources of inspiration. There's lots more, but I'll spare...

Posted on July 19, 2007 12:35 PM

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