Sunday, March 20, 2005


This is my fabuloso tea towel dress! Very Stepford Wife with a Kiwi twist.
I created this to wear to the Trash To Fashion Show in Waitakere last December to recieve a prize for my entry: 'Nigel- Domestic Godesque'. His cape was lined with tea towels which, incidentally, I designed some years ago for a souvenir company. We all have our bread and butter work and whilst not award winning native birds and flowers at the time, they did get to reign supreme in another form at a later stage. I made this dress from a reissued 1950's vogue pattern from seconds tea towels and a bit of blue cotton at $3.00 a metre. Total cost- about the price of two lattes. Not bad aye?

3 comments:

Shelagh said...

Forget Boho chic, this is definately Hoho chic.

Penny said...

Hey, Fifi! This is great! Thoroughly enjoyed reading it and will definitely keep an eye on it. Loved the tea towel dress ... perhaps you can wear it do our Wgtn do this year!

Anonymous said...

Did you need a needle to make the dress?