About the Breed
Part-time Poodle was started in the small spare bedroom of my apartment in the very early stages of quarantine, March 2020. The main poodle, Lindsay (me!), is the sole being behind PTP but many people have been a major factor in the start and growth of this business. Don't be fooled by the title, I have never had a poodle or interacted with them much, well, at all actually! Many years ago, due to my frizzy hair and turtleneck wearing, I was dubbed a "poodle in a turtleneck." But, in reality I am a human, often in a turtleneck, that has other jobs and that's why it's not full-time poodle.
With my sewing, I want to make garments that make everyone feel as good as an exquisitely groomed poodle trotting on the Westminster Dog Show artificial lawn looks. Luckily, my garments gravitate towards more "wearing a blanket" and "dresses for handstands in the park" than high-strung dog shows so you'll always be comfortable. Nonetheless, with the use of brightly colored linens and stunning vintage textiles, the garments make a statement like a poodle's fluffy ears or goofy hip puffs. (I hope you are googling poodle grooming!)
PTP is pro-frizz, pro-personality, and anti-all black clothing. I specializing in doing small ready-made collections and selling at Pittsburgh markets. Please feel free to reach out about anything you desire as I sometimes take custom orders! PTP uses secondhand fabrics ranging from tablecloths to yardage but does source new linen for aprons and other projects because it's just so darn beautiful BUT natural and biodegradable.
There are many issues in the fashion industry including but not limited to worker's wages, more waste than you can imagine, hostile retail environments, and environmental poisoning. Shopping from smaller local businesses that are making efforts to uses existing textiles and paying living wages to employees is a huge way to change the toxic system of fashion we have all been a part of for so long. You don't have to buy everything you own at a high ticket price from a small maker but I do hope everyone tries to think more about buying less and buying better.
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If you are disappointed you didn't get to learn about actual poodles, I suggest you check out the links below.