Sunday, October 20, 2013

birthday dresses Autumn 2013

Another round of dresses are available for bidding, they are 3-day listings.Birthday dresses are available through auction, not custom order.  Dresses created, depend on what numbers I find :)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

boys upcycled : music silkscreen

I searched the racks and hand-picked these tees for printing!
Boys size, washed, worn, upcycled tops
with hand-silkscreened ‘music’ print.
Since many have been washed
numerous times,
they may have shrunk.

Find them at:

Friday, September 20, 2013

preview: Sorcha Moon x courtneycourtney

Introducing courtneycourtney dresses featuring artwork by Sorcha Moon:

“Original artwork featuring drawings and paintings done with crow quill dip pen & india ink, oil paint, my father's old field guide, spirits and the moon.”

Printed on Linen-Cotton Canvas (55% linen and 45% combed cotton)
Machine wash cool on a gentle/delicate setting, using phosphate-free detergent.

Size 4T ~ 24 ½” long.
{add to cart} SOLD!

All COURTNEYCOURTNEY clothing ordered by you are for
your own private and domestic use only and are not for resale.
All sales final, no refunds or exchanges.
We are not responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged during transit.

all designs / patterns © courtneycourtney corp 2008-2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

upcycling, hotel edition : The Brewhouse Inn : Pabst Hotel

We were headed to Great America on Saturday, and as usual I conjured up some grand ideas to make vintage/thrifting/dining stops in the vicinity of our destination. I had looked at various sites, yelp, tripadvisor, etc, this boutique hotel seemed interesting.

It had just opened up in early 2013 (brand new!) and was previously a Pabst Brewery.

We noticed the kitchen table immediately, and upon some searching learned:
"the brewery complex is a nationally registered historic landmark"
"maintaining original elements of the buildings"
"wood paneling that became kitchen tables in the suites"

As I would expect with most new construction, "The Brewery Neighborhood project is a LEED-certified green development."  We loved our stay and enjoyed all the attention to details.

A few things to keep in mind, as there is quite a bit of construction going on surrounding the hotel, you may want to request a room not directly facing construction.  Also, there is not much (that I saw) around the hotel, however we had already planned to dine at the adjoining restaurant that evening.

We were also able to procure (fried) cheese curds and New Glarus beers, which qualifies as a successful Wisconsin trip!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

before and after: mens sweater to halter skirt set

I always try to make and wear more of my own wardrobe, and I think I've done pretty well this year!
Living in Chicago we really relish our Summers :)

I found this mens sweater and made it into a halter top and skirt.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD: A short story contest!

The fabrics used to make each of my dresses have stories.
I love hearing that your little ones have experienced
a lot of ‘firsts’ in their courtneycourtney dresses.

The dress she wore the first time she rode her bike without training wheels!
The dress she wore the first time she discovered sea life.
The dress she wore while singing in front of the whole school.
The dress she wore on her first day of school.

Each dress has a story.
What will yours be?

As each dress has a past,
my dream is that each dress helps to enrich an imaginative future.

Let’s hear their stories!
Take a photo of a short story they wrote,
or type/write down a story they told you aloud.  
Appropriate content, does not have to be cc dress-related.

There will be 5 winners:

one special judge’s favorite!

my favorite!
3 random winners!

Your child could win:
- a courtneycourtney dress with this print!
- tshirt with print
- vintage linen bag with print
- $30 gift certificates to the store for more dresses!

One entry per child.
Submit your entry (must be under 1mb/one page)
to info.courtneycourtney [at]
with subject “the greatest story ever told”
by midnight CST Wednesday, July 31st.  
Winners will be announced that Friday :D

Entries will be shared in a facebook album and on

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