Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Millie Vixen life stuff

Hey all!  Photo montage of the past few weeks. This was fourth of july waiting for our friends delicious  vegan ice cream treats...check them out! 

Here's my look for the wedding we attended in may. I'm really missin' these rainbow brows, now that the bleach grew out. Here's an upclose of the earrings I'll be selling on my site in the next coming month (!!) and the dress I made.
The skirt materials are vintage and the top is a hand draped metallic crepe. My hair is covering a little rosette.

I've also been contiuing to work on these dresses to sell in store! Making so many colors and one size fits most, since it's awesome jersey!

This week is filled with lots of family, sewing, a photo shoot and good friends.  Oh, and I bought a professional dress form of my own today!! Dreams are coming truue- I've always wanted to focus full time on my line and I'm finally getting to do it! Life is good. 


Cami G

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm baaaack

....from internet vacation, literal vacation, and working a full time contract job!  And while it seems like I haven't been busy on the interwebs, I have been making quite a lot of patterns and logging in the hours at the studio!  But first, here's New York...

 rehearsal dinner outfits
 gorgeous wedding views from the Water's Edge
 Cami G brooklyn date day
 wedding hair/rainbow brows/ millie vixen earrings and dress!
 Made this custom dress for myself.  I just couldn't find any that were appropriate for a wedding, or that I liked in my price range. 
This is my Knit Yuki dress sample that I designed awhile back. Every time I wear it I get more compliments on it and requests, so for this trip I thought I'd really test it out.
My gal pal Sooz that I've missed so much! She went to fashion school with me here in Ballard but now has an amazing creative design job in NY. Super proud and happy for her. On memorial day, we got to day drink and play though :) 
The back. When I'm home  I wear it unbelted but like personally defining my waist more. We were in Brooklyn Heights with friends going to the park.
 These are some of the Yuki dresses I've been making since I've gotten back. I got this black cotton jersey and this pink rosette jersey in the fashion district. Expect these online soon! I am designing the site this week+weekend! 

Super excited about this real busy next chapter in my life and business, and excited to share all this vintage fabric and materials (as garments and accessories) that I've been hoarding all these years! Hopefully you will find a piece that is all you....and you can help me pay rent! 

Chat soon, again, for more daily updates or email me at

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jewelry, guitar straps, and a jumpsuit

Some new horizon's here in MVM studio land. Here's what's up:

some upcoming jewelry for the website: 

Custom summer jumpsuit making for cutie Lindsay: (it's currently in pattern/muslin stage)...

and some more guitar straps for my boy to bring with him to San Francisco! 

What'cha think? email me at

Love, Cami G 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Updates and dressform info for students

It's been awhile since I've updated my blog and thought I'd check in! 

This Tuesday marks a brand new spring quarter and a new flock of draping students. Whenever I am talking with new students about Pattern making through draping, there's always some confusion about what type of dress form to start with.   I've pondered writing my own post, but did some research today, and gosh darn it, someone already wrote a fabulously detailed one. So I'll just pass on the message...

This write-up also describes my love for Wolff dress forms (along with other brands) perfectly and shows you the quality, in pictures and words, best.  Please do not rush out to Joann's with your coupon and buy an adjustable plastic form for this type of pattern making.  While I do have a few myself,   I use them for display purposes only...and to quickly check a size if I am making a custom garment.   I do not suggest starting out your draping career using one as you will not get anatomically correct garments and will have to do too many strange pinning techniques that will hinder you in the future, if you want to learn how to do it correctly.   I am also from the school of thought that you work with what you got, and if that's what you have and you feel like padding it out so you can!  In that case, I invite you to the many blog posts and "do it yourself" websites out there!   I'm a thrifty gal myself and love a good diy, but have come to the conclusion that my time and cost of materials costs me about as much time as getting the real thing. 

I've posted this on my tumblr and site before, but this gives a great insight on how nice dress forms are made..and why they are so pricey! Especially custom forms. 

In personal and creating news, you'll find more of my projects, which have been less sewing related on my instagram

Hope to see ya in class!



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Modeling Calotype by Kristie Metcalf

I was lucky enough to be chosen by Kristie Metcalf to model for the RAW Seattle show this past Thursday! Here's an oldie but goodie, as well. (At the TZ Fashion Riot show)

If you haven't been recently, I have some more backstage modeling shots on instagram. You can check out my post about it on Tumblr as well! 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Guitar Straps

Just dropped these little guitar straps off at High Voltage Music store on Capitol Hill! 
I used vintage material and repurposed vinyl.  Lots of unique stitching. $60
If you guys like em, I'll keep making more! :) I have so much more in my vintage stash that needs to decorate guitars! 
Any questions?

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dress forms

Made a new post on my Tumblr blog! I get lots of questions about dress forms and re-found this great video about how WOLFF dressforms are made! 

Here's a new photo up from DOTV! Jenny and I...

Happy weekend all!