The picture above is one of Adrianne Lee’s awesome fashion illustrations! She posted it on Free People’s Facebook profile a while ago, and from there we found her website, NinkyBink Boutique! On her website we found a ton of other cool fashion illustrations, as well as some really cute clothes she has designed! One thing lead to another and we asked Adrianne if she would be willing to do a guest post here on our Free People blog – and she was! So today it is my delight to bring you Adrianne’s awesome post, where she teaches us how to easily make a really cute corset tank! (With a lot of her great illustrations too!) Enjoy!
In less than two hours from now, you can have in your possession a corset worthy of envy from Marie Antoinette herself! This corset will defy the idea that corsets are uncomfortable (it’s made of a t-shirt!), it will be adorned with exquisitely quirky pieces of flare, and it will be made by the finest couturier, you! Don’t have a sewing machine? A needle and thread will be fine! I assure you, even if you have never sewn before, this project will be something you can handle with success!
Furthermore, this project was intentionally created to work as a coordinate with your Free People wardrobe! While it’s hot out you might pair it with a skirt and some fun leg wear and as it gets colder layer it with sweaters, jackets, and other tops! I drew a picture to give you a few ideas but I am sure you can come up with more.
This tutorial video will walk you through the steps! Good luck!
Here’s a little scrapbook to go along with the project! I love this! I can’t wait to make my very own corset tank! Maybe tomorrow… on a relaxing Sunday? Thank you so much to Adrianne Lee! What an awesome craft project!
Also, if you find yourself wanting a corset tank very badly but not wanting to do the work, you can find other gorgeous tanks at Adrianne’s Etsy Shop!
Friend of Free People Penguin & Fish created these delightful little kitties! They are so cute! You can see more pics of them on the Penguin & Fish blog, and if you really want to get your hands on one, you can find one for keeps at the Penguin & Fish Etsy store!
Many of you may remember Indie from this doggy profile we did of him a while back. Since then, Indie has started a successful modeling career! He now models for a doggy party supply company! The pictures are so cute and hilarious, we had to share them!
Our poll this week is a bit more light, but I’m curious to see what the response will be!
One of our latest items from the Wild at Heart trend is the Rows of Cable Dress. On the site, it is shown styled in a couple different ways.
One way is as a sort of jumper, worn over a long sleeved top.
Another way the knit dress is shown is alone- (though there is a cute slip under it!)
So, my question to you is, how do you like this dress styled? Alone? With a shirt underneath?
These photos from White Elephant Vintage are so simple and so beautiful. What a great way to display an item! Check out all of their vintage goodies for sale. Who knew boxing gloves could look so appealing?
Remember a while back when we asked for your help to pick out a poster from the pages of the May catalog? Well, we have a poster finished, and in a week or so we will have 100 of them, waiting and hoping to come to your home! We will send a poster of the picture shown above to the first 100 people to email their name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org! (One poster per person.) Yay! Free poster!
Congratulations to our Free People Design-A-Bag Contest winner, Olivia Wendel of Marina del Rey California! You can look for the bag with her design to be in use at the stores in January!
Also, most of the entries have been uploaded to our Flickr account, so check them out!
We want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated! And if you didn’t win, don’t lose heart! There are more contests on the horizon, so stay tuned!
I saw these cool books on PingMag. I think what makes them for adults is that the pictures are more detailed, and the pictures are real pretty and pleasing! It is nice to be reminded that coloring is for everyone, not just kids! I feel inspired to color now! If I can’t get my hands on one of these though, I think a children’s coloring book might just suit me fine too… :)
There have been a couple of requests to show more pictures of the home office and all pretty things here- well, this may be surprising, or even kind of strange, but these photos are from the Free People home office’s restrooms! That is something I really love about working at Free People, that there are so many beautiful and inspring things all around. Even in the restrooms!
I love the paper butterflies, but I am especially impressed with the fancy cloth patchwork flowers. Fantastic!