Retail Temptation

1 Feb

If it wasn’t for this project, I would have bought this bird dress, by FluffyCo:

I’m a little grateful to find it’s sold out, online, because now removed from the opportunity, that’s one temptation removed. So, the question is can I qualify what I like about this, if I want to try to incorporate those features into a future handmade project?

I think the main point is how the lovely dark “asphalt” color covered with screenprint bird design reads as an all-over pattern, like a herringbone weave, but is still large enough and dramatic enough to flicker back and forth at the edge of perception, causing a visual surprise that delights my eye: “It’s tweed!” “No, it’s birds!” “No, it’s tweed!” “Nope, birds.”

Totally fun! What a great design.

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2 Responses to “Retail Temptation”

  1. gingermakes February 1, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Oh wow, that’s cool! I like the optical illusion the print makes.

  2. Jessie February 1, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Yes, exactly–I’m always looking for prints like this one, subtle enough not to look crazy-cat-lady but distinct and eye-catching once you look more closely. I wonder how hard it would be to track down a similar fabric…

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