Wednesday, February 29, 2012

French Sugar Parisian Embellished Black Velvet Jacket - $112.00

Black Velvet Jacket

Single Rose

Beautiful Bouquet
  Working on this little black velvet jacket seemed to take
F-O-R-E-V-E-R!  But I think it was well worth it. Since all the appliques were put on by hand - it took a little while. Plus, I kept on moving them from one section to another. I guess I just wanted to get it just-right!
The ruffle and bustle in the back was another extensive project. I just kept pinning and moving and pinning and moving but that too, I'm happy with the out-come!
I just placed this garment up on my Etsy shop! Enjoy!
Pretty Bustle!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

French Sugar Parisian Embellished Black Tattered SilkTank Top - $56.00

Tattered Silk Tank!
It's that time of year when we starting thinking about Spring! I adore tank tops and I adore making them special! This gorgeous creation is the result of using vintage lace and tattered silk! Love it!
This garment can be found at my Etsy Shop. Enjoy!
So very Parisian and Feminine!

Monday, February 27, 2012

French Sugar Vintage 1960's MOD Oscar De La Renta 2-Piece Dress - $135.00

1960's Oscar De La Renta!
WOW - When I came across this vintage garment by Oscar De La Renta - I clutched it to my chest and just about fell to my knees!! LOL! That's my natural reaction!  I can't help it - I feel like I've come across a precious treasure.
This beautiful linen garment is in mint conditon and I do mean mint - it's stunning! I don't come across a lot of 1960's garments that often, so this was such a pleasure!


Button-down Back!

Love the buttons!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

French Sugar Vintage 1960's Cream Lace A-Line Dress - $135.00

1960's A-Line Lace Dress


In the next up-coming weeks I will start posting these lovely vintage items on my Etsy Shop!
This beautiful 1960's garment will be up today.
A FAB cream colored lace dress in the typical 1960's A-Line style. Has a square neck and bell sleeves. Lining is a taffeta and has a full metal zipper down the back. It's in beautiful condition and would make a stunning vintage wedding dress for all those lovelies who would prefer wearing someing different on the big day!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

French Sugar Parisian Upcycled Pink and Black Sweater - $52.00

Pink and Black Parisian Style Sweaer

Featured in Altered Couture Magazine

This sweater, in a previous life, had sleeves and a cowl neck. Alas, I in-visioned something different. The pink and black stripes seemed like it should have a "Parisian" look to it. Luckily the sleeves were a ragland style and so were easy to remove and gave it the right shap. Then I just removed the cowl neck and it was then ready for triming with black chiffon and adding the ties at the sholders. A simple chiffon flower pin on the bottom is the perfect accent! This gorgeous garment was featured in "Altered Couture" Magazine! If interested, you can purchase this on my Etsy shop. Enjoy!

Friday, February 24, 2012

French Sugar Pariasian Reversable Beret - Recycled - $27.00

Lavendar and Lovely!

Vintage Crocheted Lace

Here's another one of my reversible beret creations!
This T-shirt print is a beautiful rosey and lavender Victorian Print.
I just posted it on Etsy if you're interested. Enjoy!
Victorian Beret

Victorian Vision

Thursday, February 23, 2012

French Sugar Parisian Reversible Beret - $27.00

I found this bright yellow and orange tye-dyed T-shirt and WOW, it looked awesome! So I decided to use it with this beautiful French parisian flowered and verbage T-shirt and I think the combination is gorgeous. It's reversible, so you get two entirely different looks! I really lucked out and found a bunch of crocheted deep orange flowers.  So I added some beading in the center and a pin-enclosure on the back and it fits so well with the style of this hat. I'm really excited about how well this pairing worked out. I just finished posting this on my Etsy shop. Enjoy!

French Sugar Parisian Reversible Beret and Purse - $52.00

I love this print and I used every scrap of fabric for this creation. This T-shirt was different as it had voile print sleeves which had beading on the cuffs.  I especially love how the purse turned out - very chic!  Just posted this item on my Etsy shop - Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

French Sugar Parisian Upcycled Espadrilles - $28.00

Tre Chic!

It's that time of year for finding all those wonderful "espadrilles" and making them look incredibly gorgeous! These are an example of what can be done. These are new, never worn, and I wanted to give them a fancy look. I used vintage ecru doilies, gathered them in the center and hot-glued a beautiful big black button in the center. Then I just hot-glued them to the top of the shoe!  Wa-la! Very tre chic! These lovelies can be found at my Etsy shop! Enjoy!

Embellished Espadrilles!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

French Sugar Parisian Pretty in Pink Upcycled Linen Shirt - $58.00

Pretty In Pink
This was one of my most favorite projects and I guess because the shirt was Linen. The color of the shirt just oozed feminity too! So basically, it was just removing the sleeves and top portion of the shirt and taking all that fabric and re-working it into roses and ruffles and braids. Then the task in hand was where and how to re-attach it to the shirt. I was very happy how it turned out and now it's so so fem and sexy for the Spring and Summer.

Ruffles and Roses


Flower Pocket

Braided Rose

Monday, February 20, 2012

French Sugar Parisian Upcycled Reversible Beret and Matching Purses - $48.00

Pinks and Browns

Here are the first three sets of Upcycled Reversible Beret's and matching Purses. I have to say these were a blast to make. I love mixing and matching fabrics and embellishments. Considering there's a huge volume of T-shirts out there with a lot of variety of colors and prints - you just can't go wrong. I was able to make all the flowers and braided straps for the hats and purses which makes them even more personalized.
But don't hesitate to look for items that are already made that can be used!
I just posted these on my Etsy site if your intersted. Enjoy!
Reversible Beret!

Flowered print!

Cute Purse!

Parisian ScenicScene!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

French Sugar Parisian Altered Couture "Cowgirl" Halter-top - $78.00

Cowgirl Halter-top!
You know, I love these T-shirts with the arwork on them. I just think they're are so versatile and you can do so many things with them. So times I have so many idea's, it's over-whelming.
So for this top with the "Cowgirl Wildwest" theme, I wanted to go more primitive style. So after cutting off all the parts I didn't want on the garment, like the sleeves and back, I took them, tore them in strips and used them as the trim on the bottom. The bottom brown ruffles is a left-over scrap frm a skirt. Around the neck I used dark brown chiffon roses. You know a cow-girl can be "fem" too! But the back, to me, is the most interesting. It's a halter-top with a different twist. I used chiffon fabric as the straps and made it an interesting way to tie it in the back.

Blue and Brown - love the colors~

Primitive look!

Cool back!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

French Sugar Parisian Embellished Black Shorts - $32.00

Embellished Shorts!
Since "shorts" are a big trend this Spring - here's a fab way of updating a pair. These are black coton dockers and all I did was add a row of black chiffon roses. Check out your nearest Hobby Lobby for the roses. Enjoy!

Black Chiffon Roses!

A Spring Trend!