I have a doctor's appointment every week in Philadelphia on 2nd Street that I've been going to for 6 years now, and during my first couple of visits I noticed a little pink storefront on Market Street that I needed to see. One day after a visit my Mom and I walked down to check out the shop and we instantly fell in love. Smak Parlour was filled with the cutest clothes and owned by the sweetest girls, Abby and Katie. Over the years I've become friends with Abby and Katie and watched the store continue to grow and prosper. Smak Parlour is my absolute favorite store in Philly and a must visit for anyone who lives in or is visiting the city!
To celebrate their 10th Anniversary Abby and Katie have designed the Cut and Sew Collection. This is a 6 piece collection rendered in boldly graphic high-performance athletic fabric. The fabric they've created for this collection is a new generation of performance spandex that is strong, flexible and forgiving. It's also machine washable and dryable, wrinkle-free, shrink-proof, fade-proof, odor-resistant, cross-seasonal, stretches for comfort, and smoothes and hides bumps! What more could you want?! The collection includes tops, dresses, and a skirt all made in this fabulous fabric. These 6 pieces have been designed with the help of three collaborating artists and will be manufactured in the Philadelphia area. To give you a little more information on their project I have a video here from Abby and Katie (which I seriously love!).
To fund the final production of their designs the girls have created a KickStarter where they are hoping to raise $15,000. Backers of the Cut and Sew Collection can choose to pre-order pieces from the collection or from other rewards including a numbered, signed print from one of the collaborating artists. Below I have the pieces that can be "purchased" to help back the project, more information on this can be found here!
While I love all the pieces my absolute favorites are the Fan Dancer Dress and Chevron Skater Skirt (could they be any cuter?!). I am so happy for Abby and Katie that they've created this collection, I could not think of two more hard working girls that deserve this more! Their KickStarter ends this Saturday, May 2nd and they are over 75% of the way to their goal! I am really hoping that everyone can help them out and head over to their page to back their project and brighten up your wardrobe!
Which pieces from the Cut and Sew Collection are your favorite?
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