Saturday, November 20, 2010

Square Wave Dress

Rivaling the creative brilliance and aural beauty of My Bloody Valentine without having achieved any of the commercial success (sadly!), The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa was a Czech shoegaze band that was around in the '90s... and I happen to love them. I love them so much, I named this dress after one of their songs that I totally and completely adore. This dress is a piece upon which I performed major sewing surgery; it was once just a sad, old discarded dress from the '50s that was kindly handed over to me. I loved the geometric squares and the amazing colors of the fabric, so I decided to clean it up and turn the whole thing into a pinafore-style dress with ruffles and big buttons and ribbon trim to compliment the sweet fabric. Here it is after the overhaul.

This wee dress fits a 30-32" chest and a 24-26" waist (so about an XS). This dress zips up the back. Want this in a bigger size? Get in touch!

Square Wave Dress is available for $65 in my Etsy shop.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Woodland Sprite Hooded Dress

As autumn sets in and the leaves of the forest show their myriad colors before they fall to the ground, a woodland sprite from a dreamscape is conjured up in my mind. She gathers for the harvest and celebrates the changing seasons. To keep warm, she draws up her hood and continues her walk through the shady woodlands and golden fields, stopping to collect nature's bounty in the form of wild herbs and winter squash and red apples...

This is the kind of story that I like to weave around pieces like this that I've created... in reality, though, I made this dress to wear during a very special musical gathering that I took part in recently: the first-ever electric performance by Great Blue Heron & Friends that happened on Tuesday, October 26th at Garfield Artworks in Pittsburgh!

Fall is bringing great things to my life, and I hope that you, dear reader, can say the same!

Woodland Sprite Hooded Dress is not for sale; please contact me for a custom order of this design!