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Strawberry McPlaiderson's Elephant Dreams

Added Jul 29, 2011

by littlewren

Rutledge, Pennsy...






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.

Material Notes

Elephant printed silk from Thailand and minority Miao woven fabric from China.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Other
Cotton, Silk


photographer extraordinaire

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    Apr 11, 2012, 05.59 PMby naama

    This top is absolutely sweet!! I love the idea, and if you don’t mind, I think I’m going to sew one for myself (: Well done!

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      Apr 13, 2012, 02.51 PMby littlewren

      very flattered! :)

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    Sep 21, 2011, 11.56 AMby nessys

    Very sweet Darl x

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    Sep 5, 2011, 03.13 PMby melonhead

    This is so pretty!! The little elephant print is sooooooo cute!! I love the scalloped detail in the front also! Simply lovely! :)

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    Aug 31, 2011, 04.51 PMby flowergirl22

    oh so sweet,,, elephants,, interesting choice… great top

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    Aug 30, 2011, 01.47 PMby ichigogirl

    So pretty! Yes, a strawberry, but not too obviously so, enchanting.

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    Aug 29, 2011, 07.47 PMby Deborah Zimmerman

    You made a really lovely top. Your story-telling is high quality too! Great job!

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    Aug 29, 2011, 04.41 PMby magdamagda

    It all rings true when I look at this top! It’s the closest and the most distant relative to a strawberry at the same time, and all that in peace and harmony! crazy wonderful composition! And I envy you for the places you travel to!

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