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Always on the hunt for awesome vintage prints and fabrics

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Vintage sundress upcycled into bag linings!

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I love this print so much, I could just swim in it. #handbag...

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I love this print so much, I could just swim in it. A gift from my friend Rian (Tuesday Scarves, look her up!), this fabric was actually a set of curtains.  These were lovingly hung in my old house in Seattle, above my sewing machine, and were one of the first things I packed to bring to NYC - to help it feel more like home.

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dresses that weren’t asked to the prom, reinvented as handbags!

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I was recently asked to participate in an upcoming fundraiser for the  Ruby Room, which will be hosting a Fashion Show and auction featuring reworked fashions by Seattle designers, tomorrow night.  

 

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flower pins crafted with layers of love

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Every year before Valentine’s day I create a batch of these little flower pins using beloved fragments of some of my favorite fabrics. This year, I hand-cut out 12 layers of petals for each pin using remnants of my  grandmother’s blouses, scraps of Liberty fabric, and an antique silk wedding dress. Then I arrange and sew the layers together with vintage rhinestone button and affixed a metal pin on the back.

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About Crystalyn Kae

Crystalyn Kae Brennan Crystalyn is a handbag designer in Brooklyn, NY. Her sustainable luxury handbags are made in USA with ethically-sourced leather and unique vintage fabrics. Read more »


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