Thursday, December 3, 2009

I want.

These little stirrup thigh-high leggings are way cute and look like they would be a super cozy and warm addition to any mini that I might find myself wearing this winter. I want, i want, i want, but i cant have. Too much!
So maybe ill make my own. Stay tuned. . .

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

BUST or bust

Hey so this weekend is the BUST craftacular and it's going to be a great time, for a few reasons. Firstly, I will be sitting in a great spot right when you walk in the doors so you won't be able to miss me. Be sure to stop by and say hi. AND on top of all of the great wares and designs and music that will be pumping from the DJ booth, there will be a BAR, open from 4pm-7pm.
Drinks + shopping = fun-town.
Hope to see you.

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Items

New Items are up. Keep checking back here or at MarySavel as I will be listing more throughout the week.
Have a great week!
Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Free shipping!

I'm blogging from the bus station in chinatown right now. An interesting scene as always oh and someone is smoking. Nice. 6:30 can't come soon enough. Anyway, visit and get free shipping on all orders from now till Cyber monday! Super!
Happy Thanksgibing to all.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The past few weeks have been busy busy busy! I've been getting ready for some great upcoming shows. For real, come touch, feel, and try on my clothes in real life.
Right now, you can find my cozy wool cloaks, comfy jersey dresses, girly blouses and much more at the Chris Gandsy Holiday Pop-up Showroom. I'll have items there till January 2nd. If you're in the Boerum Hill area in Brooklyn, swing by and check it out!

BUST Holiday Craftacular is coming up next weekend, December 6th. This is a huge fair with over 200 vendors, tasty treats, and DJ's. Don't be a fool. Come out and visit me. Plus, goodie bags for the first 500 peeps to walk through the doors. Get there.

Friday, November 6, 2009

*F I N D M E*

Mark your calendars: November 9 - January 2nd, find me at the Chris Gandsy Showroom Holiday Pop-up Store in Brooklyn, NY. Come view my latest collection!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Todays Work

Today was productive! I drafted and sewed two new patterns. The first is a cute little pleated skirt.

I think It's pretty cute. There are some minor adjustments that need to be made to the pattern like raising the pleated flap up about an inch.
I'll show you the second one tomorrow. Check back.
Also today, I's a sampling of my fashion doodles. I think they're kind of funny.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


This is kind of random, but can someone I know please cut their hair like this. If I didn't have this crazy curly mop, I would totes do it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Day of Firsts


Today was definitely a day of firsts. I had elastic this morning and this evening I had shoulder pads! Yey! Here is tonight's creation.

I'm too tired to talk in detail about it besides mentioning that some details might be added, liiiiikkkkeee, seam down the back to split the tails, seams along the front, higher collar in the back, and possibly a waist detail of some sort.
So far, i'm pleased with the result. The shoulders are my fave. Go Big Business!


I had been taking a relaxing few days break from sewing to get organized and do some sketching, but this morning I sat back down to my two favorite machines: 1935 black Singer and Elna 344 serger. I was working on a new piece and decided to test out a simple new elastic trick on an old dress from the Summer. And who cares because the Summer is out of here, right?
Elastic! I love elastic.

The test dress was roomy and cute before but I wanted it to have a gathered waist. I sewed the elastic around the waist stretching it as I went and Voila.

It was the first time trying this so there are a few mistakes but that's ok. Anything can be fixed. I was nervous to do it before, I guess because of uneven gathers and puckering but as long as you are consistent as you go, it's fine and pretty easy. Another trick that made for easier work was to sew the elastic in before sewing the 2nd side. By doing this, you have a nice flat surface, as opposed to a tube, to work on.
And this is the finished piece that I mentioned before. Ta-da. I might make this my Morticia Addams Halloween I-dont-feel-like-wearing-a-costume costume.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fashion Collection Vids

I'm so into the fashion collection videos that designers have been putting out lately. I get so excited when I stumble across a new one and especially when it's a weird one. This gem from Shipley & Halmos definitely wins the weird prize. I think its pretty amazing.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Hey guys, I'm in the process of having a website built! Yey! Finally. I'm excited. I hope you'll visit me constantly.
Omg, just as I was writing this, I received an email from Danny, my talented web designer, that my site is up! Check it out.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sweetshop Sweatshop

I had a very lovely evening tonight with my good friend and experienced sewer, Hilary and newbie sewer, Sonia. We made a delicious dinner, well Whole foods made it actually, roast chicken, couscous, and salad, and then commenced the sewing. Hilary and Sonia each were hard at work in my little sweat shop. It was such a fun and productive night. Yey. We love productivity.

New stuff is finally up!

Just finished an awesome photo shoot with my talented friend and photographer Sara Wight. You can see her amazing photos and my new dresses here. Enjoy!
Keep checking for new items.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hello Wickerman?

Um, this is pretty much THE coolest thing I've seen all day. Seriously, watch this.

Check MarySavel In the next few days. New items will be posted. Here's a sneak peek...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lucky likes me.

I had a sudden jump in my Etsy interest yesterday and finally figured out why. . . Check it out, Yey!

Friday, June 19, 2009


I got the new machine in the mail this morning! Check out how cute this guy is. I'll let you know how he runs.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Stuff.

A preview. More to come.
Check it out @

Monday, June 8, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair!

Had an awesome time at Renegade this weekend. Thanks for everyone who came out to visit and shop! See you next year, Renegade.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Storque

Inspired by florals? Check out Etsy's blog, The Storque and look for me. I got a shout out. Thanks Etsy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Hey guys, I have some new stuff up. Check it out. Hope you love it.

Also, I was in a cute Brooklyn Etsy feature on SARAHSPY's blog. Check that out too.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Clothing Labels

I'm really excited because I just got my clothing labels in the mail. Yey, pretty cool. Black and gold, oh yea baby.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Interview at The Clothing Menu

Had a little Q and A session with Kristen from The Clothing Menu! Yey, Fun! Read on.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Omg, i'm totally disgusted and amazed at the same time with what I found in my sewing machine! I decided to finally clean this puppy out with the little brush that it came with and oil her up since the last time that I had done so was like, well never. My fault, shame shame, I know. Look what I found! It doesn't look like much, but that entire clump was jammed between those two rings inside the inter-workings of my lovely Brother XL-3100. Spring cleaning is now totally complete. Have you begun yours yet?

Friday, March 27, 2009


After many attempts, I think I finally got it right.
Up soon on MarySavel.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

If you didnt know already

MarySavel is twittering. Come follow me. It'll be fun, I promise!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What's up?

Keeping busy kids. This Saturday find me at the PS9 Spring Craft show at 80 Underhill Ave. in Brooklyn. I'll be there from 10-4 and I'll have a lot of new spring dresses, tops, totes and more. Totes!
A little peek at whats going on at MarySavel....check it out.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

I've been featured...

Just a short post...check out Modish, I've been featured.
Also, i've post new items on Check it out!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Some of you already know, but most of you do not. I have a second Etsy page (wrenstore is the first) and you can check it out here. Check back often, I'll be posting more this week. Also this week, i'll be working super hard in preparation for the Choice market at 303 Grand which is happening in two weeks, on the 13th and the 14th of March in Williamsburg. Please stop by and visit me! Yey. Thanks. Goodnight.
Oh also, FYI, I think there will be booze at this one. I know that sweetens the deal for some.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Check out my rack.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and visiting me yesterday at the Brooklyn Flea! I had a great day and hope to do it again soon!
Save the date: March 12-14, CHOICE DIY at 303 Grand. Should be fun!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A little Sneak Peak...

Some items that you can look forward to viewing when you come and see me at the Brooklyn Flea this Sunday, 2/22 in DUMBO.

Reversible dresses for little girls.

Flouncy blouses for ladys.