Starlet harlot pattern for my new vintage chair

Pinup pattern

I just made this pattern of starlet harlots based on Ava Gardner, Claudette Colbert and some others. It’s reminiscent of these other patterns I made last April:


I got a Danish modern vintage chair at a Brooklyn Flea market a couple weekends back. I want to re-upholster it with my own design. Gonna use of course. I’ll show you before and after pictures but I have not even ordered the fabric so it may take a few weeks.

I suppose when it’s reupholstered you could say you are sitting on a “dirty” chair. Get it?

15 Responses to Starlet harlot pattern for my new vintage chair

  1. Design for Mankind October 20, 2008 at 8:31 pm #


  2. samantha October 20, 2008 at 8:39 pm #

    muchos gracias bella!!!!

  3. Kate October 20, 2008 at 8:52 pm #

    Ohhh exciting!!

    Sorry we couldn’t have talked more Saturday! It was kind of a loud environment for conversation:) We’ll have to meet up again with our menfolk this time.

  4. samantha October 20, 2008 at 9:00 pm #

    Yes, it was kinda loud. For sure, let’s meet up with the menfolk.

  5. Hijiri October 20, 2008 at 9:45 pm #

    wooooo It’ll be so awesome! Please do share before and after!

    I guess I missed you on Sat… I got there a little bit late and I heard that you were there, but you left… aw.

  6. Samantha Hahn October 20, 2008 at 10:34 pm #

    oh no, that’s terrible Hijiri!!! We’ll have to meet up soon…ok?

  7. ambika October 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm #

    Fabric based on Claudette Colbert (and is that Hayworth?) is all I need to hear. Whatever it’s used for, it will rock.

  8. sarah October 21, 2008 at 12:05 pm #

    That is beautiful! I’ve been wanting to do the spoonflower thing for a while now, but haven’t had the chance yet. This is definitely some inspiration!

  9. samanthahahn October 21, 2008 at 1:28 pm #

    Ambika, you have a good eye! I think it is Hayworth. I printed so much reference I’m having trouble remembering everyone on there. I modified them so they’re not portraits per se just evocative of the starlets themselves.

    I’m going to reupholser a chair with it!

  10. samanthahahn October 21, 2008 at 1:29 pm #

    Hey Sarah,

    I will keep you posted on Spoonflower. They’re so nice and providing a service no one else does. I can’t wait to work with them! Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  11. Jessica October 21, 2008 at 1:35 pm #

    wow! that is going to be utterly fantastic. It was so nice to see you on saturday – sorry we couldn’t chat more

  12. Chelsea October 21, 2008 at 6:48 pm #

    So great!

  13. Samantha Hahn October 21, 2008 at 7:46 pm #

    Thanks so much Chelsea!

  14. yasmine October 21, 2008 at 10:52 pm #

    oooh! i wanna see how it turns out in spoonflower. i want to send my red mushrooms in so i can make kitchen curtains :0) and i LOVE your sexy ladies! you draw them well!

  15. Samantha Hahn October 22, 2008 at 7:17 am #

    Thanks Yas!!! I can’t wait to see your curtains!!!!! Please send pics when they’re ready!

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