The Cottage Mama Published in Altered Couture Magazine

I have some pretty exciting news!  I just had my first two pieces published in the summer issue of Altered Couture Magazine.  The magazine is a quarterly publication and hit newsstands on May 1st. It is available in many different stores such as Barnes and Noble, Borders, select Joann Fabrics, as well as online through the publisher, Stampington Company
Altered Couture is a magazine focused on “altered” and embellished clothing and accessories.  It is filled with gorgeous photographs and inspirational pieces.  The artists explain the tools and techniques used in creating each project and how to transform your ordinary clothing into wearable works of art.  There is definitely something for everyone, from super-funky jeans to sweet summer dresses. You will also pick up lots of new techniques such as stamping, dying, embellishing, sewing, beading and more.
Altered Couture is my very first print publication and they chose to feature two of my pieces in the summer issue.  I have about four pieces coming out in the fall issue as well.  I was put in contact with the editor through my aunt Sarah, who had met her at an art show she was doing in LA.  The magazine requested several of my pieces that were found on the blog and we just went from there!

This piece of paper arrived with my copy of the magazine and I think it’s definitely something I’ll have to save for my scrapbook.  There’s really nothing like seeing your writing and creative work in print!

So here are my two pieces that can be found in the summer issue.  The pictures were taken by the magazine after I sent them my pieces, but both articles were written by me:

This was one of my first “altered” pieces I had done on the blog.  I took a women’s turtleneck sweater that I had found at my local thrift store and turned it into a ruffle cardigan for Savannah Rose.

The ruffle cardigan has a lot of fun details such as fabric covered buttons, piping, trims, and of course, a giant ruffle.

My second piece featured in the summer issue is a dress that I made using a woman’s skirt.  I fell in love with the fabric on this skirt that was found by my mom at Goodwill, but it was way to large for me, so it became a dress for my girls.

Again, my favorite part of this look is the layered yo-yo and fabric covered button detail on the front of the dress.  I’m a little nuts over yo-yo’s!

What ended up being even more special about this magazine publication was that, not only were my two pieces featured, but my Aunt Sarah had one of her pieces featured as well!  Here is her piece……

Doesn’t that top just make you want to hit the beach?  I love it!  So classy with a hint of vintage charm.  My aunt is an incredible weaver and has had some of her handbags featured in another one of Stampington Company’s publications called “Haute Handbags“.
Working with Altered Couture was a wonderful experience for me and I look forward to working with them in many issues to come.  
Stampington Company publishes many different magazines that you may have seen in stores such as “Where Women Create”, “Where Women Cook”, “Sew Somerset”, “Artful Blogging”, and “GreenCraft”……just to name a few.  The magazines are very high quality and have the feel of a book.  If you’ve never picked one up, head out to your local bookstore and check out the most recent issue of “Altered Couture” magazine!
To check out many more of my “Altered” pieces, click HERE and check out some of my sewing tutorials.

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  1. WOW – Congratulations!!! That little girl’s dress is wonderful! Makes me want to hit up my local thrift store 🙂

  2. Congratulations Lindsey!!! I love that magazine and love your ideas!!!

  3. Congratulations – that must be so exciting!

  4. Congratulations Lindsay! Both articles looks fabulous!

  5. Congratulations, your work is always exceptional!

  6. Congratulations! I haven’t seen that magazine before, I’ll have to look for it next time I’m at the bookstore.

  7. That’s wonderful, Congratulations!

  8. Congrats! I’d be framing that magazine if I were you….but you are probably used to the fame:)because you are so talented!

  9. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting and well deserved!!!

  10. Congratulations, Lindsay! Way to go!

  11. Wow! That’s great! how exciting! I was recently published in our local newspaper & it was exciting, but I can’t imagine the excitement of a nationally known magazine!! What great exposure! So happy for you! 🙂

  12. Congratulations! How exciting for you!

  13. Congratulations! How fun!

  14. Lindsay, Congratulations! I always make sure to visit your blog from time to time and I, unfortunately, must admit that I don’t leave a comment every time because of time constraints, due to leaving comments for my followers on their own blogs — but I felt I certainly needed to take the time now for this wonderful news! I’m sure you know what I mean… we try to do the right thing and leave a comment on the blogs in return for people who leave comments for us, but it is very hard to keep up! So I apologize for not commenting more often, BUT I do say now: KUDOS to you for your ‘coup’ in being in the magazine! I know it is SO HARD for one to get someone to recognize their talents, and I know that you do such beautiful work. Congratulations on it being recognized!
    P.S. Congrats to your Aunt Sarah for being featured also!

  15. Congrats, I’m so happy for you! Very cool to be featured in a magazine!

  16. very nice very happy Lindsay.congratulation