A sudden fit of creativity made me start painting a flower on this otherwise very ordinary dress but after that I got stuck and didn’t know in which direction to go until one day I started playing with a thick colored thread I picked up at the local hobby shop, standing over the dress and letting the thread fall onto the garment in a free and haphazard manner, not thinking of anything in particular. I saw a strange pattern getting formed, liked it, pinned it up and stitched it to the dress.
After this the door was open and ideas started coming in. As often I only needed to drop the thinking and judging and the thing sort of started creating itself. Through me.
More painting, screen printing, stitching and embroidering.
It was hard to know when to stop so … I just did.
One thing is for sure: I will not be able to put anything in those pockets now. 🙂
Butterflies found their way into this whole arrangement. Lots of butterflies.
Even symbols that looked like butterflies…
…and letters that looked like butterflies.
I actually wore this outfit to work once but because of its cut it is not a very practical garment to wear for someone who walks a lot and fast: it is quite tight and does not allow one to climb onto the bike. This I discovered shortly before I was supposed to get on one to go to work. Other than that – I can live with it. 🙂