The Vintage Brilla and Weekly Designs

Good morning everyone! I’m here to talk about this hoodie
…as well as fill you in on a few important details going on this Summer.
But first, The Vintage Brilla
This lovely hoodie is a little work of art for me, and I have to admit, a bit of a sacrifice. Over a year ago I found this lovely vintage looking fabric on etsy. I can’t for the life of me remember the seller, but whoever it was said it was a reproduction of vintage fabric. However, when I received it, it was tagged and the tagging and manufacture markings were not new, so I do think this fabric is somewhat aged. Anyway, I LOVED it at first sight. It’s just absolutely gorgeous and uses all the colors I love: pinks greens and pale yellow, almost a golden color. I used the fabric for my first Spring Hoot I did last March, but the rest I’ve been saving in hopes to use it for something very special. Well, the other day I was cleaning out my fabrics and found the fabric and I had a sudden vision of it as a Brilla and got very inspired. So I put together some fabrics and came up with The Vintage Brilla. In the effort of getting a size run {S-XL, Unisex L and XL} I used up all the fabric. That’s where the sacrifice comes in as I was really wanting to hold onto this fabric, ha! Oh well, its just so beautiful, I just can’t blame myself. :)
The hoodie is a stark white, with the sleeves cut off just below the elbow {although please remember, sleeve length will vary per your arm length}, the ruffle is a double ruffle with the vintage fabric on top of a lovely muted pink striped jersey and the flower is finished with matching pink fabric and retro yellow button in the center. A note about the button- I had these lovely vintage yellow glass buttons picked out on etsy to add to this, but then I realized you would not be able to machine wash the hoodie, and that goes completely against the Evy’s Tree motto, so I decided to go with the retro button which is actually made of plastic, so machine wash away!! :)
I tried my hardest to play with Polyvore since my friend Simone of Gardenhouse {have you seen her stuff? OMW, you will love it!!} is such a pro at it and always has the cutest little sets, but my kids are home today due to my sitter being on Spring Break {pray for me please I’m about to lose it! ha}and in between Elmo blaring in the background and the kids fighting I just didn’t have the patience to figure it out. BUT, if it were me, I would wear this lovely number over a long, flow-y, gauzy, ruffly white dress and bohemian strap-y sandals, and my hair piled up on top of my head with a lovely vintage silk scarf wrapped around my hair. Total dinner-at-the-beach wear. Can you envision it??
This hoodie will be listed TONIGHT, Monday, April 18 at 7 PM PST {California time} via a paypal link HERE on the blog….NOT ETSY. Why not etsy? Well, I have ZERO material left and with etsy there is the possibility of overselling, I just can’t have that today. So come back here around 6:55 PM and you should see a paypal link pop up with a drop down box with the sizes…just click on the size you want and then proceed to pay. It should be a little easier than etsy. Whatever doesn’t sell by tomorrow morning I will upload to etsy.


Oh and one more thing, these will ship out tomorrow…so you SHOULD receive it in time for Easter, no promises though. :)
Available HERE
And lastly, I wanted to quickly discuss something new here at Evy’s Tree: Weekly Designs. In light of American Apparel’s financial issues, many people have asked me how it will affect Evy’s Tree and what we will do if they fold. Well, the good news is, it looks like their stock is up and that their lenders haven’t called their loan yet, so we might be ok, however, if they do close, Evy’s Tree will still survive. I will discuss this more with you in all in another post, as this one is getting a bit long, but the point I want to make is this:
In order to protect ourselves in case American Apparel does fold, and in effort to make our currently raw material inventory stretch over the summer and into the fall, I will more than likely take down all the backordered items from the listings within the next couple weeks and only offer items that are ready to ship through etsy. And then here’s the exciting part:
Once a week, hopefully on Thursday, I will introduce one new item. Sometimes they will be made from American Apparel hoodies, other times they will be made from scratch, but when I offer them, they will only be offered one hoodie per size, so 6 hoodies max. I am hoping to list them every Monday evening either here on the blog or in the shop. Once they are sold out, they will be sold out.
Disclaimer: Summer is a crazy time for all of us, so I’m not going to promise that I will introduce a Weekly Design every week, and please don’t hold me to the Thursday and Monday bit, although I will do my best. I know you all understand what a life of a busy mom is like. ha. But regardless of how it works, I can promise that many new, fun, limited items, just like the gorgeous Vintage Brilla will be coming your way this summer. Are you ready for them?? :)
So thanks for listening. Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section, if you have one, and I will do my best to answer. Otherwise, I will see all tonight!
Oh and remember I said I had no sitter? Well, I just walked into the family room to find this:
Oh boy! ugh.

4 thoughts on “The Vintage Brilla and Weekly Designs

  1. 1
    Hanna says:

    LOL! Oh Amy…..I'm right there with you! It's nice to know I'm not the only one:) The vintage hoodie is soooooo gorgeous! i really want it but I'm trying to resist as I just keep buying and buying from you. My husband is going to kill me soon! I love the print too! How cute! You need to hang that above your sewing machine

    xoxoxo Hanna

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    Bonny says:

    Amy please include me an extra sachet for my red Brilla there was not one attached.
    Thanks bunches!!!

  3. 3
    Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: says:

    Hahaha – a verrrrry similar picture could have been taken in my living room earlier today :)

    I *adore* that hoodie, Amy. It's amazing!

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