Winter Season Ready in Hemp Deb Top

I am super excited to share the piece that is going to change your life….it’s called the Deb Top!

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The Deb Top is THAT TOP…the one you reach for when you want to throw on something cute and cozy. The one you can style with different pieces of jewelry to achieve different looks. The one that can easily be dressed up or dressed down depending on your vibe. (I want it within a week, take me to the buy page now.) Continue reading

Get Cozy with Hot Headbands from the Hemp Collection

After a few hours of shooting some new pieces from the Hemp Collection, we moved outside to get our last couple shots. The light was absolutely perfect while Yabette was styling our model and muse, Bianca.

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Yabette and Bianca met on an art project Yabette was working on. I remember her telling me about this super cool young woman she met…Yabette immediately thought she would make an awesome Swankety Swank model because she’s not only cool and gorgeous, she’s also a socially conscious creator who does work in the theater world as a performer and playwright among her other many abilities.  (You should hear her sing!!) You can read more about Bianca here.  Continue reading

The Sexy #InstaGlamTop..Perfect for late Summer

With temperatures in the 90’s, hot summer has officially arrived in San Francisco. Dressing for hot weather requires ease, coolness, and comfort. With Swankety Swank’s InstaGlamTop, you can add sexy to that list.  These easy, breezy tops are a true joy to wear.  Grab an InstaGlamTop to add some glamour and drama to your wardrobe while staying cool.

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Each InstaGlamTop is unique and handmade.  The top above in an organic cotton, pale gray and white stripe is paired with a vintage fabric box pleat skirt hand made by Yabette.   Continue reading

A Bag

A bag zip sYesterday, I made a bag. I visualized it as the bag I will use as I am riding a bike around Amsterdam in October. I found a gorgeous remnant of this luxurious textured, sturdy upholstery with a modern, muted sea foam and chocolate pattern. I paired it with one of my favorite cotton vintage prints for the inside pocket and lining. Its creation added to my happiness this week. May your weekend be full of creative, well executed intentions! xxoo Yabette Continue reading

Summer Sewing Sweetness

During one of my summer sewing workshops, these 2 middle school girls constructed their own maxi dresses from tank tops and favorite fabric. When finished, there was an immediate impromptu fashion photo shoot!

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May your summer be delightful with creations and friendship as well! xxoo Yabette

(If you or your kid want sewing lessons, inquire with email to swankety@gmail.com)

Fabric Field Trip!

Discount Fabric Outlet in the Mission treated us right. The girls chose several cottons and some light knits with plans for bags and maxi dresses! With 5 different pieces for each girl plus thread, zippers and notions, they came in under their combined $80 budget!

I love teaching girls who are as excited as I am about fabric. xxoo Yabette

Gleeful Girls in the Fabric Store!
Gleeful Girls in the Fabric Store!

Satisfaction

Two Eleven Year Olds chose fabric, measured their phones, cut, pinned and then sewed velcro-closing cases that match.

girls phone case phone casesAnother sewing workshop completed. xxoo Yabette