Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Color Block Sweater in Pink

I've posted a new sweater on Etsy, the Albermarle Street sweater.  This sweater is essentially a girls' version of the Kennedy Street sweater, which is one of my best sellers.  I've had the Albemarle Street sweater on my to do list for forever given the popularity of Kennedy Street, but other priorities kept getting in the way, so I was so excited to finally get around to it.  I had planned to put the white block on top, so it had sort of an ombre effect, but at the very last minute I made a switch and moved the white to the middle.  It was definitely the right call.  It was a good reminder to trust my gut.  Hope this one is as well-received as Kennedy Street.

Special thanks to Christina Anglum Photography for the gorgeous photographs!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Street Level: Appleton Street

It's been a while since I posted an installment of Street Level.  Today we go to Appleton Street in Northwest DC.  Appleton Street is a relatively short residential street in the Tenleytown neighborhood, characterized by lovely brick houses and well-tended front yards.  As I drove the street, I imagined houses filled with rowdy kids, barking dogs, and happy families.  Birthday parties, movie nights with popcorn, hide and seek in the back yard, and embellished school uniforms.  Basically, quintessential Americana.

I took these pictures last year just as winter was giving way to spring.  You can see signs of the changing season in the pictures below--the Easter wreath, the first crocus.  Given the wintery weather we're having in DC as I type this, maybe I'm subconsciously hoping spring is on its way again this year.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Belt Road Revisited

I'm about six months late in posting these, but I wanted to share two examples of the Belt Road sweater in different colorways. I love when clients start with my designs and then tweak them to make the sweaters their own, and these are two really great examples. The possibilities really are endless.

The original is on top, and the variations are below. In the first variation, the client wanted a nautical theme. So we chose the red, navy, gray, and white color scheme, and I had the navy anchor buttons designed to match. In the second variation, the client wanted the dominant color to be the teal in the original sweater, so we moved the colors around and swapped navy for purple. Because we used the same gray, we kept carried over the buttons from the original. I was thrilled with how they both turned out, and--more importantly--the clients were too!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Franklin Street Now Available

Just listed a brand new sweater on Etsy--the Franklin Street sweater. I know I say it all the time, but this one may be one of my favorites! Super warm.  Super stylish. Thanks to little Liam for the sweet photos!