Sunday, August 1, 2010

evolution of courtneycourtney

Welcome new fans! Hello seasoned courtneycourtney fans!

I'm Courtney and I design unique upcycled dresses and more for kids.

I try to design at least one unique style every season and work to combine the found-shirts in endless and vibrant combinations. As of mid 2010, I'm proud to say I've personally sewn and created over 3500+ unique garments for kids of all ages. I still sew on the same serger that my mom and I picked out 10 years ago. This experience and skill lets me create CC pieces for your kids that are of the highest quality with genuinely unique designs.

I work full-time as a designer for a children's fashion accessory company and CC is my passion outside of work. I design and create CC pieces during my evenings, weekends, and early mornings.


For both my work and CC, I stay current with the evolving world of children's fashion, whether in print, internet, trade shows, stores... I love it; it's huge, and it's always changing! Lines come and go but some thrive incredibly well :D This space {choosychu.tumblr.com} is a chance for me to share with you some of my favorite things that bring the freshness into my designs.

For those of you who don't know me, I graduated with a degree in product design from Carnegie Mellon, focusing primarily on soft goods, textiles, and lifestyle products.


I designed everything from Children's Furniture to tableware. From all of the exploration I did, knits really called to me as my material of choice; the variety and sustainability of found fabrics (tshirts!) have continued to inspire my work for the last seven years. Every shirt I discover speaks to me and becomes an inspiration for a new project.


After thousands of hours spent experimenting with knits, my designs have evolved and my techniques have advanced, as you can see from the examples below.

Evolution of designs:

2007/2008

2008
2009
2009
2010


I want to thank you for supporting me, and my designs, especially to my collaborators, fellow creatives and photographers!

Bamboletta Dolls - http://bamboletta.com - http://courtneychu.blogspot.com/2010/06/bamboletta-time.html
Pascale Wowak Photography - http://www.fabphotos.biz
Kate Callahan Photography - http://katecallahanphotography.com
Melinda Ann Photography - http://www.melindaannphotography.com
Rebecca Drobis Photography - http://www.rebeccadrobis.com/index.php
Love Me, Photography - http://lovemephotography.com
thousand words photography - http://thousandwordsphotographymt.com/blog
Jenny Gironda Photography - http://www.jennygironda.com
Sugarshots Photography - http://sugarshotsphotographysite.com
Tuan H. Bui, photographer - http://tuanhbui.com

My work has evolved as your little ones have grown. It has been quite a journey so far, and the thought of the new ideas to come are very exciting! I love to find inspiration and I love the freedom to create. I am simply one girl designing for another girl.




4 comments:

Melinda said...

This is an inspiring inside look to cc fashions, thanks for sharing! I <3 seeing what you come up with and love that you continually evolve and change but stay true!

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

I enjoyed reading this post and especially seeing all the many wonderful styles you've done over the years! I even spotted a couple dresses I bought for Serenity!

lindey said...

loved reading more about you & seeing your body of work through the years all here together! you are a true talent :o)

Carpenter Clan said...

Thanks for sharing! I am so happy to have read it and happy to know more about you. Love your style.

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