Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to shed your layers and show some leg — or at least some ankle. Etsy seller Maresa Ponitch of Dusty Rose Vintage has gathered a stash of colorful cotton and spandex vintage leggings and is bringing them to the Etsy Labs for an elastic-themed Hands-On. Select the size and color (or feel free to bring your own pair!) and customize your leggings with DIY printing techniques taught by Etsy’s Social Media Coordinator and talented crafter, David Morgan. Check out his blog for more DIY inspiration.
We’ll also have a variety of fabrics available for sewing-savvy folks who want to experiment with making patches. “One-of-a-kind pieces are the antidote in an era of fast fashion — an analog answer to copycat digital looks,” Maresa says. RSVP here to join us in the Etsy Labs on May 2 to get creative and make your own one-of-a-kind leggings.
Maresa has collected vintage since childhood and decided to build a business around her passion. She now sells on Etsy and sources vintage for a variety of stores and stylists. If you want to learn a bit more about the past life of your future favorite article of spandex, Maresa has this to say about her Brooklyn-based treasure trove: “Dusty Rose Vintage is 2,500 square feet of every vintage style and silhouette imaginable. The meticulously organized warehouse is home to 20,000 pounds of vintage gold, sorted in countless rows of garments, from denim cutoffs to festival bags and tees galore.”
Event: Hands-On: Painted Leggings
What: Print and paint on vintage leggings and take photos in our Magnolia photo booth.
Where: Etsy Labs, 55 Washington St. Suite 712, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Neighborhood: DUMBO; Cross streets: Front and Water
When: Thursday, May 2, 5 p.m. ET – 8 p.m. ET
Cost: Free (leggings are included; limited sizes and colors!)