Featured Design: Sweet Thang Swim

vintage swim

Summer is here and in full force! The season for beaching, swimming, tanning, festival-ing, you name it! So for the next featured design in the bunch I wanted to pull out my favorite vintage swimsuit – Sweet Thang!

Nothing beats a vintage one-piece for comfort and style. Designed to show off and smooth out curves, this adorable bathing suit has a fun gold clover print, open back, bow detail and splash of floral across the front. Great for wearing to the beach or layering with a high-waisted full skirt. There’s lots of fun possibilities with this unique retro find!

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Item of the Week: Grunge Love Tote

It’s Cyber Monday – which means only one thing – today is the day to get your virtual shopping done for the season! And if you’ve been eyeing a Pierogi Picnic piece or two, check out the mix and match deals that you can use until midnight tonight on anything in my shop, including cute new designs like “Grunge Love.

This adorable tote bag was made using pre-loved flannel fabric which was bogarted from a vintage skirt. Cut up and resewn into a pint-sized purse,  the plaid print, over-sized bow and fun fringe make it a great piece for everyday toting or as a gift for that eco-conscious cousin who’s on your holiday shopping list. There are only two of these beauties available – so snatch one up before it’s gone for good!

Design: Midnight in Paris

To no one’s surprise I just can’t get enough of cotton. This super soft, durable, breathable material is a dream come true – especially in the winter month’s when itchy wools wreak havoc on my skin! So when choosing the fiber for my new “Midnight in Paris” design the choice was easy.

This new piece has a classic a-line shape that is crafted from an over-sized pre-loved t-shirt. I leave the neck hem intact but everything else is cut and resewn for a new silhouette. My favorite part of this adorable tunic is the detachable straps that can be tied together to create a bow, or left off for a more minimalist finish.

Great for layering with oversized vintage sweaters and leggings or for donning with ombre tights and heels – this is an elegant (and affordable!) design that I’m sure will become a staple here at Pierogi Picnic.

Events: Renegade Sneak Peak

I always promise myself to stick to what I know in the weeks leading up to big events like Renegade – but then inspiration hits – and I can’t stop myself from making something brand spanking new! This past week alone I’ve made at least four new creations that I’ll be debuting this Saturday.

One is the “Bow Peep” belt which I hand-crafted using fabric scraps, unbleached elastic and a hook clasp. I made something similar a month back using t-shirt remnants, but this morning I gave the design a twist by making the bow out of a different cotton fabric. The result is better than I anticipated! I love how the solid color of the belt brings out the geometric chevron print of the bow. A job well done (if I’m allowed to say so!).

I’ll be making a bunch more of these for this round of Renegade. If you’re in Chicago – be sure to swing by my booth (#48) to see them in person!

Item of the Week: Clara Bow Top

This is one of my favorite shirt designs! Created from second-hand turtle necks, the Clara Bow tops are super soft and stretchy thanks to the blended cotton mix. The scoop back gives wearers a *wink wink* look while still staying demure. The lacy bow is a marriage of my two favorite things. Can you guess? Lace and bows! I knew you were sharp. I also adore the over the shoulder gaze of Kelli in this photo. What a beauty she is!

This top is part of my Moving Sale, which ends tonight at midnight. So scoop it up at a discount while you can!

New Designs: Clara Bow

Here is one of my favorite new designs for the fall! The new Clara Bow takes soft thrifted turtle necks and transforms them into chic yet simple tops. I love the fabric composite of cotton and jersey – which is what made the original shirts perfect for reconstruction. The fact that they’re so pliable also means that I can layer them with high waisted skirts or with some simple skinny jeans. My favorite detail by far though is the deep scooped back that I embellished with a bow created from vintage lace curtains. Love this final touch.