(Re)Work it!

by Erin on August 18, 2012

So somebody (please take credit in the comments if it was you!) let me know about Field Day Wearables in Oakland — they make adorable things like this out of reclaimed materials:

Field Day Pea Soup Jumper

The suspenders? Are genius, right? Definitely that falls in the “wish I’d thought of it” bucket. And if you are not near Oakland, California, fear not: they also have an Etsy store.

I know, I know, it’s very bayareaish, but their stuff is 1) adorable 2) wearable and 3) not ungodly expensive (of course still more expensive than making it yourself, but …). I think my favorite is the Black Sheet Dress (more pockets!). Plus, their models look happy and like women you’d like to talk to about sewing and comic books and the etiquette of using the swings at the playground when there are still small children there (my take: you can swing as long as there is at least one empty swing besides the one you use, and you relinquish your swing as soon as that empty swing is filled), instead of like they’re practicing their bitchface while wearing shoes made of broken glass and fire ants.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Gothic Charm School August 18, 2012 at 1:42 am

Those are really cute items! And I love to see that other people are making things out of sheets! (I’ve made a lot of stripey goth skirts from sheets.)


Silver August 18, 2012 at 4:13 am

*too busy giggling at your inspired description to write anything*


Mary Firiel August 18, 2012 at 4:55 am

Hello! this isn’t relevant to this post, but I didn’t know how else to contact you. You’ve shown enthusiasm for odd, typography-related prints and odd, animal-related prints in the past, so I had to share the magnificence of a Typewriting Squirrels print dress: http://www.metamorphose.gr.jp/onlineshop_eng/dresses/120140280029.htm


Erin August 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Typewriting squirrels! That is awesome.


Lenore August 18, 2012 at 5:12 am

I think I get to take credit for this one! I tweeted a link at you after I bought a black sheet dress at Maker Faire–the pockets made me think of you.


Erin August 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Oh yes! Thank you for the link!


Velosewer August 19, 2012 at 10:07 am

Their design ideas are inspiring to me. I’m always looking for new ways with everyday clothes. Thanks.


Rita August 20, 2012 at 6:06 am

Definitely the black one for you. However, tattoos are required.


LinB August 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

“Broken glass and fire ants” is now number 14 on my list of Worst Ice Cream Flavors Ever.


Erin August 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Shhh … don’t tell Humphrey Slocombe!


LinB August 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Hahahaha! I do tell my friend whose family owns Yum Yum Better Ice Cream in Greensboro, NC about my flavor ideas. She laughs at each new flavor (Okra Four Way, or Dog, for instance) and just says, “No.”


Erin August 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Okra Four Way! That made me laugh out loud!


Joni August 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

Unrelated to glass and fire ants, but did you know about the Liberty of London ‘Lifestyle’ collection coming out this fall? Liberty prints on quilting weight cotton for a more reasonable ($12ish a yard) price. I may or may not have plans involving Liberty prints and world domination.


Erin August 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Oh lord. I’d better free up some fabric stash space …


Lisa August 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I can’t sew a thing, but you’ve given me ideas to have OTHER people make me stuff! :^P


Jen O September 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Love the black sheet dress–thanks for sharing this, it’s such a great look!


Trinity March 9, 2013 at 12:40 am

Thanks for featuring my line! I just found your blog through Etsy’s stats page. Seams lots of folks paid a visit to my store from your post. All the models are dear friends of mine, and some of the finest ladies in the bay. Cheers!


Tanya June 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I love your site but this is, by far, my favourite post! I thought I was the only grown up to ponder swing etiquette; I’m glad we are on the same page with that.
Thanks for sharing the awesomeness that is you.


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