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Month: June 2012

Nobody likes a copy cat…

Nobody likes a copy cat. And for sure, nobody likes when that copy cat is a Big Company, trying to rip off a really, really rad Little Company.

I’ve been a big fan of the gals from Curator in San Francisco and their fresh, easy-to-wear designs for women. I think I bought my first “Classic” dress from Curator when they were still known as She-Bible, and we were vendors at the same craft fairs. Since then, they’ve gone on to grow and evolve their brand, and have even opened up their own 300 sq ft boutique in San Francisco’s Noe Valley.

All the while, they’ve stayed true to their roots, designing flattering and affordable pieces that are made right here in the U.S. Imagine my shock and surprise when I was searching for sewing patterns and found this:

Butterick, a subsidiary of sewing giant McCall’s, has blatantly ripped off the Classic dress design. I own about six of these dresses in different colors and fabrics, so I know this one when I see it.

The Classic Dress by Curator

Butterick was nice enough to show the dress in the same color as the original, for ease of comparison…
But they didn’t stop there..

The Darling Dress design, ripped off

Hey, that looks familiar!

The real deal, by Curator

Oh, that’s right: It’s the Darling dress, by Curator. Let McCall’s and Butterick know what you think of “their” new designs.. then head on over to Curator SF and pick yourself up something pretty! You deserve it.

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minor thread blog - june

minor thread blog - june

minor thread blog - june

More get-away weekend..

A few more images, from our weekend away..

Get-Away Weekend - Minor Thread

Get-Away Weekend - Minor Thread

Get-Away Weekend - Minor Thread

Get-Away Weekend - Minor Thread

Get-Away Weekend - Minor Thread

Get-Away Weekend - Minor Thread

Get-Away Weekend - Minor Thread

Get-Away Weekend - Minor Thread

Get-Away Weekend - Minor Thread

Get-Away Weekend - Minor Thread

Minor Thread: The one and only..

The Minor Thread original ‘California Love’ pillow cover is quickly becoming a classic..

Minor Thread - California Love Pillow

Minor Thread - California Love Pillow

Minor Thread - California Love Pillow

Minor Thread - California Love Pillow

Each Golden State is hand-cut and hand-stitched with love, and just a hint at what’s to come from Minor Thread!

Take some time to get away…

I’m not one to relax, much. I’m not too good at “getting away.” But after a stressful first half of the year, it was agreed that- if only for one night- we could make the time to get away.

First, a cup of coffee at our favorite local coffee bar, Handsome.

Then North, up the coast (and through the woods) to Los Olivos.

Loved this little market in the center of town.

Then over to visit some of our friends in the wine business..

After which we spotted this beauty… A full restored vintage Airstream-style trailer, outfitted to serve.. you guessed it: cupcakes.

And then on to the next…

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