Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Featured Etsy Artisan Colorada



I make imaginative clothes to remind us of ways people used to live and think that aren't part of our everyday lives. I love to use retro styles and bits of vintage clothing and fabrics to make a fun expression of another reality, like opening a book and reading a story. My favorite styles are from the 40's and 50's and I love kitschy 50's housewife styles along with anything romantic or adventurous from that era. I make one of a kind wedding dresses for people who want something more expressive and romantic than the usual fare.

I have been making clothes since I was very young and playing with styles in my mind for longer than that. I wore a sari to my high school football game and made halter tops from vintage hawaiian table napkins with a gorgeous printed orchid motif on them. I enjoy sewing and designing as a creative release and because I love more styles than I can wear and want to spread creativity everywhere. I add little stories to some of my clothing descriptions because it makes them fun and exciting, like giving them a little history or personality.

Beautiful Cordelia Garden Party Eyelet Sundress



Cordelia liked lemon meringue pies and fried clams in the same dinner with lots of sweet tea and warm biscuits with honey.

She loved gardens in summer and had prize roses she loved like children.
In her closet she kept an array of beautiful hats she was too shy to wear often, but loved trying on.

Her name was like her Grandma's and she was as beautiful and interesting as she remembered her Grandma having been. Only she was blessed with a headful of bouncy raven curls and soft green eyes.

Her Grandma would love how she had turned out !

I love the soft classic feel of an eyelet dress with a twirly skirt. This skirt has cute lace peeking out from the twirly skirt and a tiny bit of netting to help it puff at the hemline.

I found a simple eyelet dress and recreated it to attend more parties. It is fully lined and has a soft taupe striped raw cut chiffon trim around the neckline to make it fun. The trim has a single golden champagne raw cut satin flower.

The dress has a swishy taupe stretch netting sash that is optional. It can also be used as a wrap on chilly nights or as a scarf.
Start planning your garden party with this dress and a list of great friends.

Size - Small to Medium

Bust - 34-36

Waist - 30-32"

Hips - free

Length - 38" shoulder to eyelet hem-lace extends 3" longer

Model is a small(size5ish) and the dress is a little big for her. It is pinned a little in back to tighten it.

Dry clean only. Recycled from a previously worn garment. The trim is raw cut and will continue to fray.
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Please Note this dress is artfully created by Featured Etsy Artisan Colarada

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Trespassers of the Mind's eye


Once in awhile things just seem to want to be published or perhaps one tends to dwell upon unvanquished, unrequited musings, accomplishments or just some flutter of creative playthings wings glance upon my mental reserves, pounce onto my minds eye or they keep dodging my reserves, scratching at my minds portal, begging to be let in and freed once more in my minds playground a transgression in the pools of tranquil waters, the mind so clearly defends itself from marauding thoughts and inspirations so they will, SO I shall, One must create to live, One must answer the urgent call