California Originals by Kathryn is a line of clothing made exclusively from vintage natural fiber fabrics, such as cotton, linen, silk and rayon. I use all kinds of vintage textiles including vintage floral tablecloths, drapes from the 30's and 40's and 50's, old lace, embroidered linens, chenille bedspreads and anything else vintage that comes within my grasp. I often mix these materials with recycled denim, cotton corduroy or other newer fabrics that are natural fiber and pair well with the vintage pieces I am using. I try to use vintage trims and notions whenever I can and have great fun selecting the perfect vintage buttons to go on my pieces. Lately I have been painting old buttons to get colors I want.

On this website I will be posting pictures of my designs for sale. The pictures will represent a style and type of fabric and Il will describe each piece as best I can. Since each piece is unique, the pictures are examples of the style and may not be the exact item that is available when you want to buy. Or you may want a different size and color. My goal is to entice you with pictures, and when you order, be able to send you a design that you will love and will fit you.

Kathryns Originals -About the Clothes

A classic butcher style apron for adults, and two sizes for children.

Jackets, pullovers and children's jackets made from vintage chenille fabrics.

A simple fitted style in 3/4, long or cap sleeve

Made with vintage linens, a great piece to layers.


Boxy style with single button, other styles to follow.

Dresses, skirts, purses and hats, all made from vintage fabrics.

Made with vintage scarves of all kinds

About the Clothes
Here is a brief description of various designs I am doing now. Click on each one to learn more.