Added Jul 29, 2011
This dreamy plaid elephant concoction was something I came up with while enjoying the wonderful thing that is strawberry season. In China the amount of fruit we get is limited and mostly nothing to write home about. Any time you walk by the fruit sellers and you see FRESH RED STRAWBERRIES piled in baskets, you feel the chill of winter is finally over because of this lovely tart red mound! (I had to restrain myself from not overturning the basket on my head… a shower of strawberries… I was so glad to see them!) I bought a bag everyday they were sold. (sometimes 2 bags a day!) and each time ran home to triumphantly wash then devour my delectable purchase.
The colors and lines of strawberries inspired this top… the green curved edges… the leaves! and the bright elephant seeded berry! This top is very billowy and requires a ribbon belt at the natural waist. I love the way it turned out. I think the whimsy of the print fits the blouse I created! :)
The pictures were taken in Sri Lanke on the beach right down the road from our hotel.
Elephant printed silk from Thailand and minority Miao woven fabric from China.
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