Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Dollop of Fashion Drama: Romantic Handmade Clothing

For those days when you want to pretend you are living in another time,  or you are starring in a rock concert, or you have a really fantastic arts event to attend, you can find some very cool handmade clothing on Etsy.

These pieces are absolutely inspirational. You are sure to agree. I'll be sharing a series of my favorites items with you over the next few month.

The first dress (since my last post was about brooches) is this artistic dress that has a beautiful moth shoulder brooch incorporated into the design:

Hand-painted silk dress with moth brooch by ChicComplement

This Habotai silk two-layer dress is great for travel. You just twist it up and pack it. The moth brooch is made with layers of silk and organza, and it is both hand and machine embroidered. The moth rests on a hand-painted tree branch. The dress will be custom made to your size with 10-14 days lead time. Be sure to follow the link in order to see a close-up photo of the moth and to read more about the dress.

If you favor butterflies over moths, then this next dress may be for you:

Linen Dress Butterfly handmade Summer tribal fashion couture art wear by lummedesigns

This made-to-order linen dress has hand-dyed soft tulle ruffles, hand painting and printing, butterfly image transfers, and black satin ties with which to vary the shape and length.

If you are more in the mood for separates, you must see this stunning skirt with an asymmetrical hemline:

Summer Harvest Embroidered Suede Skirt by Jarmolowska

The skirt is made of a thin, delicate suede, embroidered with neutral-colored poppies, and decorated with rivets and Swarovski crystals.

I feel pretty just looking at all these garments! How about you?

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