When I was a child my mother ignited my curiosity for sewing with a simple question. "Would you like new clothes for your Barbies?" She knew me well and right away I was tasked with creating a design. I poured over her stacks of Vogue magazines and put together a collection of looks for my dolls to wear. I selected the perfect textiles from my mother's box of scrap fabrics and then I watched as she cut tiny patterns to make magic. She then Saturday at her sewing machine and allowed me to press the pedal which sets the whole thing in motion. I was transfixed as a runway collection's worth of tiny garments came to life before my eyes. My dolls now wore what supermodels wore and when I didn't think it couldn't get any better my mother posed one more question, "Would you like to learn how to make a matching set for yourself?" I've been sewing ever since.
Annnnnnd although most of my clothing and costumes are homemade, I only sew for others every now and then. It's a personal pleasure more than anything but when a certain mood strikes, I make a ton of clothes that should be loved and not just collected in my closet. For a hot sec, I teamed up with a friend to do just that and we sold our streetwear under the Hunty Swag moniker. We modeled them ourselves and did tons of photo shoots. This is a sample of the very first promo pics we ever used... Fun Fact: I got married in that red lace set. photos: JJ
Would you wear these items?