Dance Season

Dance season is officially in full swing here! I have been busily working on filling an order of 17 tutus for the Piscataquis Regional YMCA. These are elastic waist tutus with eight layers of bright pink tulle each. I am finding little bits of tulle stuck to my clothes and being dragged all around my house! The basic tutus are finished. I am currently working on closing up the backs with monofilament (so it won’t show from the stage). The final step will be to add some wide ribbon to the inside waistband which will cover up the serged edge. I am really looking forward to seeing these mini dancers all dressed up!


Along with the YMCA, I will be working with Stage Presence for Dancers again this year. This is my fourth year working with Heather and her amazing dancers! This year I will be taking an existing costume, removing the sewn-on skirt, and reattaching it with a separating zipper. This will enable the girls to wear this with or without the skirt for two separate and unique looks. There are 30 of these costumes, so my zipper foot will be getting a lot of use over the next month!

Dance season is my favorite time of year. I love being able to work with the dance instructors and students to create costumes that will bring their production to life. If you are interested in having costumes made for your dance studio, please contact me to set up a consultation.

New Year, New Wardrobe!

Happy New Year! Start 2014 off right. New year, new wardrobe! After a much needed Christmas break, I am happy to report that I am back to work and ready to offer some new pieces for your wearing enjoyment.

This first piece is a versatile wrap-style cardigan that can be worn in many ways. Purchasers of this item will get a small instructional flyer on how to achieve the looks shown. This cardigan will be available in sizes XS-XL on Etsy by January 11th!

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In addition to this fabulous cardigan, I will be offering spandex tanks for dance or other fitness sports. These are made of a medium weight spandex. Tanks will be listed on Etsy by January 11th. This style is unlined, but I will have a lightly lined version coming out mid-month.


New year, new wardrobe! Start the year with great things!


Last Week For Special Orders

With holiday shopping now in full swing, I would like to remind you that this is the last week for special orders. All special orders must be placed no later than December 13th to guarantee delivery for Christmas. Orders can be placed here, on Etsy, or on Facebook. All ready-to-wear items listed on Etsy can be purchased up until December 20th for Christmas delivery.

This has been a wonderful year for Eleventeen Apparel, and I truly thank all of you for supporting handmade and small business in the great state of Maine! I have some new designs on the table, and I am really looking forward to making these available to you next month.


Here is a peek of some of what is available at Blossom Studio in Brooklin, ME. Pants, skirt, and cowl neck top all by Eleventeen Apparel. Tunic and wool wraps by FX Dressed.


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Eleventeen Apparel is also available at the following boutiques

Have a very Merry Christmas!


Easy Holiday Shopping With Eleventeen Apparel on Etsy!

The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching. Instead of fighting for a parking space, walking store after store looking for the perfect gift, and waiting in long check out lines, why not try shopping online? Eleventeen Apparel is available for purchase on Etsy 24/7! Browse the styles, choose your size, place your order, and pay for your purchase all while sitting in the comfort of your own home. A beautiful handcrafted piece of clothing beats a predictable gift from a big box store any day. Can’t find the color or size you are looking for? Contact me to place a special order. Need an outfit for an upcoming party? Here are some ideas currently available in my Etsy shop.


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The first picture features a red batwing top done in a lightweight stretch poly blend fabric. The skirt is a medium weight black satin. Skirt has a twist front detail and zippered back closure. Wear them together for an upcoming holiday party, or pair the top with jeans for a more casual look. Pieces are sold separately.


The second picture is of a red 3/4 sleeve side twist tee. This could be paired with jeans for a casual look, or dress it up with black pants or a skirt.

Summer Clearance

This weekend I will be adding a summer clearance section to my Etsy shop. All items will be sold at a discount! This is the perfect time to get some great end of season pieces that can be worn now, or put away for next summer. In addition to summer items, there will be a few new one-of-a-kind items available. Look for the new merchandise to hit the shop over the weekend! Here’s a look at what you will see…

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nightie224x408  Black satin nightie with vintage lace trim

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