Oh at last! I have been meaning to make a lower-cost, more casual garment available as a ready-to-wear garment for a long time now. As much as I enjoy making the custom pieces, it's just not super practical in the long run to focus on as the sole aspect of my business, especially since I am now with child.
The first piece I chose to make with a team is this fantastic scoopneck/boatneck? knit sailor top. It has all of the details that I would like in a casual top: design, fit, nice fabric, really great for everyday but not too casual. It's made from recycled cotton that was actually woven right here in LA! I made half in navy/cream stripe and half in a great celery green/cream. I was so happy to find it, I must pick up the rest of that fabric before it's gone. I think they turned out great, I hope you agree! It has a nipped in waist, flattering neckline, and puff sleeves with box pleats (all the stripes match!). My friend Mianca did a wonderful job in her modeling debut, and our talented friend Maritza took some great shots. Stay tuned for more ready to wear soon!