SweetassDesigns2

Cheeky Festival Costuming

Vancouver, Canada · 481 Sales

SweetassDesigns2

Cheeky Festival Costuming

Vancouver, Canada 481 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(61)

Announcement   BURNING MAN ORDERS: closed for the year. I'm heading off to the Oregon Eclipse Festival, so all orders will now ship after Aug. 27
Quality handmade. Now with free shipping within Canada! And US orders ship via USPS, minimizing shipping times and costs. Thanks for checking me out!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 15, 2017

BURNING MAN ORDERS: closed for the year. I'm heading off to the Oregon Eclipse Festival, so all orders will now ship after Aug. 27
Quality handmade. Now with free shipping within Canada! And US orders ship via USPS, minimizing shipping times and costs. Thanks for checking me out!

Nina Jones

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5 out of 5 stars
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clarissa pigott

clarissa pigott on Aug 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very pleased with these shorts! Great quality material and fit perfectly. Will be back for the other colors! Also shipping is fast

Ryan Clark

Ryan Clark on Aug 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love Nina. She has the best quality products you can find on Etsy. Her shipping times are fast and she can accommodate the buyer's needs. Her leggings fit super comfortably and the material feels great, these were made for dancing! Will be coming back again. Thanks!

PollyKubi

PollyKubi on Aug 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Received the item faster than thought! Love love love it!! Very nice material as well!!😘

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Updates

Lots of new holographic drawstring bags coming soon, in new fabrics and styles... just in time for festival season!

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Gettin there with the fanny packs! Adding a front pocket. And wow a rare moment of capturing the true rainbow colours present in this gold holographic fabric. Please feel free to enquire, until I've posted the actual listings.

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Working on a fanny pack design to go with my #holographic #wallets... Hopefully ready in time for the #burningman rush

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About

Immersed in Stars and Sky and Bass

The sun is shining and the P-Funk All-Stars are playing. My sister and I are selling our wares in a big field by mainstage, Lollapalooza 1994. The Beastie Boys are up next!! With Smashing Pumpkins headlining.

I had come up with a simple idea: buy a bunch of button-down shirts at Value Village, shorten the sleeves, add a couple of black stripes down the side and a funky logo patch. And suddenly you had a vintage-rockabilly-grunge style bowling shirt. The style crossed over to hip-hop and rave as well, with a similar simple design for cutie short waitress dresses for girls (pictured). My booth sold out later that day but whatever, who cares. I was nearly done my film degree and heading for cinematic greatness.

But then I moved to London. Despite having found myself at the first ever Love Parade in Berlin, 1989 at the ripe old age of 17, my real love for electronic music laid latent til I had got thoroughly bored with the grunge scene. Just a three-hour drive from Seattle, how could I NOT dive into all that mosh madness, at least for a few years! Then, with a mind-altering Orb concert and a little white pill, I was catapulted into a whole other world. By the time I got to London in 1997, rave was pretty much dead, but there were still massive shows with the Chemical Brothers and the Prodigy, Fatboy Slim residencies, Daft Punk at the London Astoria, and trips down to Brighton for Carl Cox and Ed Rush & Optical. I dunked and dove through London dance culture, worked at Virgin Megastore, shopped at Camden Market, and just generally enjoyed the hell out of my post-university years.

Back in Vancouver after I did that to death, I got myself a job as a lighting technician on film sets. My hometown was now on the map as a major studio hub dubbed "Hollywood North". All in the same year I worked lights and cable for Catwoman, I Robot, Chronicles of Riddick and X-Men! this continued for quite a few years, with free time between contracts to go on surf and snowboard trips, play with photography and photojournalism and explore all kinds of other creative endeavours.

Once the film industry started to wear me down, I found myself spending a lot of time in my home sewing studio, just playing around with new designs. On countless stormy Vancouver days I sat at my machine in my cozy studio, dreading my next work day dragging cable and heavy gear through muddy outdoor locations. It was time for a career change. In 2009 I came up with a design that EVERYBODY was ALWAYS commenting on (see my ruffle pants styles in my other Etsy shop sweetassdesigns.etsy.com). With an elegantly hung ruffle, and a unique waistband style that later got copied a lot, these pants were my first hit since Lollapalooza '94. I got back into vending again, and with it, more dance culture. Re-introduced to a new kind of club scene, but now surrounded by mountains and trees and sunshine and stars. Festivals!! Burning Man!! Deep and heavy crazy bass and sparkly shiny decadent designs.

Since then I've dropped the vending and sell only on Etsy, letting the internet do my selling for me. Festivals are now purely for dancing and fun, and of course gathering inspiration for the next season. As such I don't need to mass-produce piles of stock: Each piece is now made to order by me, especially for you, with love and skill.

And I rely on personal contact with you, the customer, to know how I'm doing! Please do let me know how your item fits and suits you, either by email or on my feedback page.

Thanks for taking the time to find out more about me!

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  • Nina Jones

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Last updated on Apr 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Please measure carefully and your item should fit perfectly! I do not give refunds or exchanges on wrong sizing info, so please make sure you provide the right info:)

Custom and personalized orders

I can usually do any item you see, in any fabric, colour or print you see, so please feel free to check in.

Care instructions

Shiny holographic fabrics should be treated well. Handwash and line dry is ideal for keeping the shine and sparkle fresh. However you can wash inside out on a gentle wash, just don't put in the dryer! And do not iron!

Wholesale availability

As I make everything myself, I have not found wholesale to be a viable option.