Wednesday, July 29, 2015


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Monday, July 20, 2015

Archives: 2014 Trapper Jane All Season Wear

 I've been getting ready for another shoot and going through photos from seasons past.  Here are a few pieces from the 2014 Trapper Jane All Season Wear Collection which are still available for purchase at

Above:  Double Grey Mariner's Top and Charcoal Chambray Cycling Skirt

Long, Low-Back Dress In Hemp/Organic Cotton Denim with Chambray Sash in Hemp/Recycled Polyester/Spandex

Pleated Shorts in Hemp/Organic Cotton Denim

Archives: 2013 Trapper Jane All Season Wear

From the archives! It's almost always picnic season here on the West Coast -if you don't mind a good rain shower. Here's a selection of styles from the 2013 All Season Wear Collection -the jeans and the Plaid Picnic Dress are still available over at

High Waisted Skinny Jeans in Dark Denim

 Blue Plaid Picnic Dress

 Black Satin Low Back Dress

High Waisted Wide Leg Jeans in Dark Denim

Friday, January 9, 2015


Perhaps I shouldn't give myself away but this may be my laziest post to date. I started this blog out of a desire to share information that was, way back then, hard to find. Information is everywhere now and still, I can't help sharing even if this post merely cobbles together a selection of links from the first page of my google search. Anyway, I have a couple of friends who might be interested in what I found. Let me explain...

I love seeing people find and explore the process of making things. It's exciting to watch an evolution of discovery especially when you've been wondering what someone would make -not if they could but if they would.  This post is for two friends I've been curious about for a while. They are both creative spirits and well, let's just say surface pattern design has come up in collective conversations. Their lives are busy and full and every now and then they'll share something they've made and leave us wanting more. Maybe I'm being greedy. Oh well. Here is my selfish list of encouragement:

-This link reveals the simplest way to create a repeat pattern using just paper, pens and scissors.

- Here you will find 10 tips for creating pattern designs:  The UPPERCASE Surface Pattern Design Guide

-This blog would be really fun to explore. A magazine subscription would be even better: the UPPERCASE blog

-Look! There's even a professional Guild! You could be comrades: Surface Pattern Design Guild

- This book:  "Repeat After Me,"

-How to do it with a computer:  surface pattern design tutorial (& Adobe Illustrator)

-More fun exploring:  Going Home to Roost


Sunday, January 29, 2012

What is She Building in There?

The last year has flown by. I've been too busy making things to post. Here are a few images from the 2011 Trapper Jane All Season Wear Archive: