Saturday, December 31, 2011

vintage fringe trim : atlantis dry goods

Found this divine vintage fringe trim at Atlantis Dry Goods.
Block silkscreen on sleeves, you may remember.
Strawberry print by my friend Marla of WrenWillow!

Sorry, this dress is not for sale!
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Monday, December 26, 2011

recent silkscreening

Polka dots!

AND what does CC give to family and friends as gifts?
Zzzzzz silkscreened blankets :D

I think I have a few extra, they will be up for sale later this week in email!
Make sure you've selected 'home' here: http://eepurl.com/cgS2P



Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

blanket weather : sweatshirts



These are made entirely from sweatshirts!
Yes, I cut out every single square and sewed them all together.

Two are left and available here.
update: SOLD OUT!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WIN a Sophie & Lili + courtneycourtney doll!

Head over to this page, like sophie & lili and comment!



Or if you prefer this doll, like the courtneycourtney page and comment!



Or both!
I know this is a little confusing!
Basically, the random winner of the doll posted on my page
will be chosen from the entries on s&l's page, and vice versa.

I'll announce the random winner of the doll at the top in email on Friday,
the email that also includes all the dresses!

If you haven't signed up for emails yet, you can do that on the right side of this page.
Or by using this link: http://eepurl.com/cgS2P and make sure to select your sizes!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

trend: wild

So here's Dwight from 'The Office' US.
In ONE visit to the thrift store a few weeks ago, I found a bunch of animal (especially wolf) tshirts. I wonder if they all belonged to the same person? It's funny how trends work.
Today, I'm flipping through a special Fall/Winter 2011 Harper's Bazaar issue and see more 'wild' animals.
And then you'll see all the dresses I made from this stack. (These have all been purchased.)
Happy hunting [t-shirts] !



Sunday, November 20, 2011

stella neptune in Chicago!

Met my gal Eva of Stella Neptune at Randolph Street Market!

She upcycles cashmere!

Living in Chicago, cashmere is ideal all Winter since it's so warm and lightweight. I was SO excited to find cool, upcycled cashmere. I own the 'living the dream' print and wear it all the time!



I couldn't decide between the 'buck' and the clown. Still thinking about the clown, but I got this one below :D

Eva also makes these upcycled cashmere patches you can simply iron over holes in your sweaters. I applied a few to the dress you see at the bottom. (Dress not for sale.)
My boyfriend chose the bandaid ones!

Check them out here:
http://www.stellaneptune.com/category/cashmere-patches



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

nyc + new silkscreen: black flowers

My friend Dave always knows the AWESOME spots to check out.
Thanks for taking me to this AMAZING store filled with vintage textiles!!!! Sheets, curtains, tablecloths, lace, flags, quilts....I don't even want to tell you where it is.
It will make a collector out of you. Let's hope these fabrics are being sewn into some great pieces!

Then we drank some, ate A LOT. Here's a few stops:
http://www.brooklynflea.com/markets/
http://www.brooklynbrewery.com/
http://www.caracasarepabar.com/index_2.php
http://www.blackhoundny.com/
http://wafelsanddinges.com/index.html
http://www.nonnarestaurant.com/

I was also ambitious enough to silkscreen the morning before we left, just so I had a fresh print to come home to.... I'm back!



Saturday, November 12, 2011

LOT116 photography!

This dress was seen in the latest Babiekins magazine!
I sent it to my friend Heather, who styled it with some sparkle.

Photographed by Julie of Lot116 Photography:
http://www.lot116.com/?p=1486



Saturday, October 29, 2011

custom order a Sophie & Lili doll wearing CC!



You can now order a Sophie&Lili doll wearing her favorite courtneycourtney dress!

"I just got an order from one of CC's customer's for a doll of her daughter wearing her CC dress! It was so fun to create! I will be happy to make custom dolls like these. Some of her designs are intricate, so I will do my best to design something in it's likeness!"
http://sophieandlili.bigcartel.com/product/custom-doll
Order NOW for the holidays!

Read more about our work together at:
http://sophieandlilihandmade.blogspot.com/2011/10/courtney-courtney-love.html

The courtneycourtney dresses with Sophie & Lili doll faces are coming soon too....
http://courtneychu.blogspot.com/2011/10/sophie-and-lili-capsule-collection.html



Monday, October 17, 2011

reds + 4: birthday dress


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

You heard me!
My birthday is coming up on 11/11 so you can expect a big birthday dress drop to happen in the near future....

Sign up and select your sizes here:
http://eepurl.com/cgS2P

Sunday, October 16, 2011

silkscreening date: squares

Sometimes my boyfriend helps me print.
Less back pain and sore fingers for me!

Here's the latest silkscreen design: SQUARES
Printed on 10/11/11.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

sophie and lili : capsule collection



HELLO dolly!
Aren't they cheery?

I have known Jennifer of Sophie and Lili for a few years now! She was one of the first customers of my etsy store - back when I was on etsy! (I just looked, December 2007!?!) When I recognized the S&L name, I was so honored!!! I was brand new to the childrens fashion scene and she was so friendly and helpful! When I look back, it's actually kind of rare to find that :/ Thanks for being so sincere.

Fast forward to 2011.

Ya'll know I sew knits. But lately I've been playing with regular cotton (I don't even know what it's called) but it has little or no stretch, and it's gotta be soft cotton, not itchy decorator cotton. I asked Jennifer if she had any extra pieces of fabric with her sweet doll prints, and I made these two pieces for her girls! (These are not for sale or order.)

We're working on a little collection, sizes 12m-5T, as always one-of-a-kind, and *hope* to have these ready to buy before the holidays.
Please sign up for my emails! This mini-collection, as all other dresses, are shared this way.
And make sure to select your sizes!
http://eepurl.com/cgS2P

Also, you'll want to check out the Sophie and Lili store!
http://sophieandlili.bigcartel.com/

panda 2.0

This panda dress is not her first courtneycourtney panda piece :P
What are the odds!

http://courtneychu.blogspot.com/2010/09/vintage-mix.html



I made these from a vintage sheet I found, see another panda dress and read about this here:
http://courtneychu.blogspot.com/2011/10/retro-animals-panda.html

Saturday, October 8, 2011

hearts in australia



Over the years I've kept any sizable scrap of fabric that I've silkscreened on; I love how the small pieces graphically make a larger impression.

What a cute little family!!! Thank you!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

retro animals : panda

I recently found this retro animal bedsheet at the thrift store (which kicked off a whole new obsession....) and have been enjoying incorporating the animals into my dresses.
There's bunnies, squirrels, raccoons and pandas!

If you don't know already, I'm a KNIT girl, so using a sheet is a little bit of a stretch to me (hee hee), but I'm learning. I think they turned out pretty nice!
Sign up for my emails and you'll see more retro animal dresses in your inbox:
http://eepurl.com/cgS2P



Miss Serenity is styling (as usual!) in her panda flutter sleeve!
Thank you!!



http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2011/10/panda-dress.html

lila armock photography : cheetah ruffle dress




Thank you Lila!!!!
www.lilaarmockphotography.com/blog
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lila-Armock-Photography/62420476781



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

owl long cardigan



Kristin of klt:works sent me this oops owl cardigan a while back!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/55518896/owl-cardigan-for-toddlers

I lengthened it by adding fabric from a women's dress, you know the type of jumper that has buttons down the entire front center!
Love it for layering!

Photography on model by Deb Schwedhelm.
http://debsphotographs.com/

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