portobello west logoI’ve been busy sewing up my creations for the last few weeks and it’s down to the last week before the Portobello West show this upcoming weekend. I’m excited to show and sell my wares alongside other talented designers and crafters of many disciplines.

All of what I’ll be selling has originated as a man’s (ok, there’s two women’s shirts in the collection) dress shirt. I’ve transformed those shirts into cute elastic waistband skirts, ribbon strapped tops, and a couple of summery halter and strapless sundresses as well. The line incorporates elastic details and fits a range of body shapes from small to large.

Other than the small sample I have online in my Etsy shop, this is the first time buyers will have a chance to see the whole collection at once. There’s public washrooms at the venue where shoppers will have the opportunity to try on the clothes if they’re concerned with the fit.

If you haven’t already made plans for next weekend, I’d urge you to carve out a little time to stop by and see what Portobello West is all about. It’s at the Creekside Community centre in False Creek (1 Athletes Way) with underground and street parking. It runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5 each day and costs only $2 for entrance to shop 60 vendors all under one roof.

It’s a great rainy day activity if you’re looking to get out of the house. If we’re lucky and it doesn’t rain, it’s a great opportunity to wander around the seawall after you shop. Perhaps even take a little ferry across to Granville island where you can continue to shop and support our local artisans.

Whatever your plans are, I hope you decide to make Portobello West part of them; I’ll see you at the show!