Thursday, August 26, 2010

A little bit dotty

While in Soho, I made a pilgrimage to my favourite store, Dosa. Their clothes are entirely hand-stitched and breathtaking (also breathtakingly expensive). Several of their garments were sprinkled with hand-sewn circles. Inspired, I decided to sew my own little bit of whimsy.

Dottie yellow close-up

Dottie high
I pulled out my scraps bag (finally, a use for them).

Dottie horizontal
The background is white and seafoam linen from a skirt I took in, and the yellow circles are bits of Anna Maria Horner voile.

Dottie close-up
I like the wonky little stitches.

Dottie yellow on
I don't know how much I will wear this. It's a tad bit odd, isn't it? I don't have many things in my wardrobe that will go with it. And I'm afraid the white background makes it look like a bandage. Perhaps I'll make a more subdued version for winter. I'm thinking charcoal, black, plum with a little bit of acid green thrown into the mix. I'd also love to make one with a mix of Liberty of London tana lawn.

Anyway, it was great fun to make!


16 comments:








Judith

said...

What about adding lace or gathered ribbon edge to take away the bandagey look?





Anonymous

said...

What about making it a cuff on a sweater? Overlaying it on a sleeve? It's lovely!

-Anne B





silverpebble

said...

I've grown slowly to love this mustardy colour. Your little circles look like beach treasure, or a llittle collection of precious buttons. Lovely.





Serendipitychild

said...

I think it's lovely too, maybe making it narrower would make it look less like a bandage?
I am going to try to make one myself.





MOONSTITCHES

said...

It's lovely!
I love those uneven shapes and stitches, so charming.
If you think it looks too much like a bandage, you could make a more obvious closure.





t does wool

said...

what a great cuff...creative and stylish,nicole.





Poshyarns

said...

Oh no, not like a bandage at all, it's really beautiful, I love how the colours look against the pale background.





craftivore

said...

It's adorable and doesn't look like a bandage. I think it's a great springboard to move into added some circles on to another garment.





wollvictim

said...

So nice. I like it :-)

LG wollvictim





melissa

said...

i love it nicole, and i don't think it looks like a bandage at all. all those little circles are gorgeous.





Holly M

said...

I love you 'cause you're quirky -- I can relate.
Like a lot of the comments said, There is potential here if you want to pursue it. Have fun!

Cya at practice!





jane

said...

It's so pretty and delicate! I love the whole idea and the fact that you've been inspired by those beautiful clothes to create your own version. That yellow is lovely too. I don't think it's at all bandagey either...You have impeccable taste as usual!





Northern Girl Knits

said...

How cute! Just found your blog today and love it!





robbyraccoon

said...

very sweet idea!





Lauren

said...

That's gorgeous. I don't think it looks like a bandage, either. The yellow tones are very sweet - very summer. What about making it into a headband?





arounna

said...

I love the colour combination and the tiny stitches
be nice to try this on other surfaces.