Thursday, September 16, 2010


Textile design © Jennifer Parry Dodge 2010

So, I'm pretty lousy about this taking a break from the blog thing, but I made this dress today and wanted to show you!
I have to go to this event tonight with Tomory, and I am trying to be better about sharing what I do with people.
The last two weekends I wore this dress out to Carlee's opening and to a friend's BBQ respectively.
In the past, when we go to social events, I reach for Mociun, Lina Rennell, or Rachel Comey to wear. Sometimes it comes up in conversation that I am designing textiles. Then people ask me if I designed the dress I am wearing, and I have to tell them "No, it's by...(Mociun, Ms. Rennell, RC...etc)"

Now I can say YES! I made this!

At least this case...the fabric is my design-the Organic Cotton Sateen "Fire Season" Print (GREAT fabric to sew with) and the dress design is attempt # 3 at Jenny Gordy's Wiksten pattern.

Alright, now I am really going! Have a great weekend!


Beklina said...

It's gorgeous! I love all the color.

jenny gordy said...

wow, that looks great! thanks for using/liking my pattern. : ) your textile designs take it to another level.

cheryl cambras said...

it's really beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Angelina, thank-you! Don't worry... I'm still completely in love with your designs. Trying to decide which one I want to invest in for fall!

The event I wore the dress to was an art related event for the Huffington Post... People were in full on fall mode there- a sea of black! So my dress really stood out. To me, the color of this dress says autumn to me... Like leaves turning colors... All of the prints I designed for fall may seem really bright at first... But they all contain a fair dose of earth tones and neutral colors, too.

Your dress design is simple ( not easy to do) and brilliant... Perfect for the patterned fabrics I enjoy working with. I love it. As I was making the dress yesterday, I kept thinking how much I loved working with your pattern. Awaiting the Tova pattern!

Cate said...

Oh wow, absolutely stunning, so vibrant!
please keep up with sharing your work!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

P R I M O E Z A said...

oh wow, you must have had a lot of people asking about your dress. it looks amazing!

modaspia said...

stunning - i'm in love with that fabric and the electric garden print. beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

i love that fiery print with such a simple cut. really effortless + special. i LOVE wearing color when other people are wearing all black! you look incredible + the piece is something to be so proud of.

Michelle said...

Wowzers! You are really good at this. It looks wonderful on you. Can I just say, you inspire me to wear bolder clothing. Here in Atlanta, it is pretty prim and proper, and sometimes a "bold" dress has miniature poodles all over it, and a rich old lady is wearing you know, I get shy.

natsumi nishizumi said...

Beautiful dress!! I would like to make my own dress too... but first of all, I have to learn how to sew...