August 6, 2014

by any other name...

Simple hem and cuff of the arm.

I've been pressed on details lately. A simple cuff here single accent button there. This motorcycle
side saddle bag added the perfect edgy touch I needed.  
Key hole details included.
Dress is a vintage reseam, MIA wedges, vintage motorcycle side saddle clutch.

Seamingly yours,

J. Michael

July 19, 2014

Ode to Safari

Finding a romper is like striking gold!

My go to alteration is to hem the legs and chop off the sleeves. 
There is legitimately no way you can go wrong. 

Paired it with a thrifted bronze croc print clutch and my favorite Anne Klein watch and gold bracelet. 

A tip of my hat to the Spring/Summer '14 Safari trend. How did you pair your neutrals and animal prints?

Seamingly yours, 

J. Michael

Don't Be Sad Be 'Yonce

I found this silk caftan YEARS ago and just let it hang in my closet. I've always had plans to turn it into a kimono, but when I lucked up on FLOOR SEATS (section A! mind you) to the On The Run tour I had to snip it into shape for the perfect concert fit.

Paired my reseam kimono with my high-waisted vintage Levi cut offs, reseamed sweater crop top, and Steve Madden wooden sandals (the most comfy pair in my closet). 

My bestie and I taking selfies as the crowd cleared out. Thank you my love for the ticket!!

Floor seat wrist bands and hands. 
IG: @jmichaelseamery

Removing the sequins was the quickest part of the process. When de-glimmering your vintage find the string that holds it all together and pull. Unravels like butta!

I cut this up the middle after drawing a straight line with chalk. I still stick to measurements before I cut anything to CUT down on mistakes (see what I did there). 

Lastly, snipped off this detail of the original garment and created a new seam. 
(Sorry for the lack of J+B photos...there are a slew on IG so I'm sure your tired of them)

Seamingly yours, 

J. Michael