Yes, shop small businesses but also shop in my XS/S or S/M listings to find a new tunic just completed and ready for your gift list. Made from 11 different garments, this one tunic (or vest) may become a Hoard Couture signature creation style for pieces to come. I enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to reconstruct all the many pieces and parts I have in stock to make one wearble art original.
Like every other retailer, the pressure is on to add sales and deals during this holiday seasonal shopping period. Quite a few items have been marked as "on sale" while some have just been quietly reduced. If you are local and want to try on something, contact me, we can arrange a fitting. Happy Thanksgiving!
Sometimes we hang on to garments for sentimental reasons. We hate to have them sit unused, but often don't know what to do with them. I was given a chance to bring new life to an heirloom. This fur jacket just need a bit of re-imagining to become a reversible fur vest and one discarded sleeve became a matching handbag.
The hardest part of buying a garment off the internet is figuring out the fit. Sizes as labeled are meaningless as personally I can wear a size 2 to a 10 depending upon who makes it. The reason we provide measurements as we do is so you can compare them to something you already own. If you want more detailed numbers before buying, please contact us! I would be happy to provide them and whatever other info you might want.
Neckties are often thought of as the staple of men's dress wear. Women's fashions can employ the necktie as well but it is a fine line between "crafty" and clever. Circle skirts made from discarded ties are not fashion, though perhaps fun to some. A well placed necktie on a female garment can take it from simple to sexy in seconds. Hoard Couture Scuptural Dress #9 is made from neckties (see it at www.judikrew.com). This reconstructed vest is how to use a tie as a detail.