Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Penguin Tears

Penguin Tears:
It's the name of the print pictured on the blouse below. Another collaboration with my husband, Tomory.
Made for Spring...it will definitely be featured on an organic cotton sateen skirt (very similar to this style but a little shorter for warmer weather).


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Textile Design © Jennifer Parry Dodge & Tomory Dodge 2010 - 11


I love that from a distance the print appears subtle and grey, but it is actually composed of tiny colorful squares.

The source materials for the print pictured below in Tomory's studio.


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How I wore it today- with Steven Alan Pants,
J.Crew jacket, Comey boots, Kathryn Bentley/ Dream Collective necklace & ERMIE Ave. 51 Silk Scarf, D.S. & Durga Grapefruit perfume (they make amazing scents).

In case you were wondering, this is why Tomory called the print "Penguin Tears.
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17 comments:

erica said...

what a fun print. i love how different it looks close-up, too. the top drapes beautifully on you.

Jennifer said...

I love the cut of the top you made with "Penguin Tears"; the drape is beautiful with your subtle pattern. I have to say I feel a lot better knowing the origin of the pattern's name so I don't have to feel bad about a sad penguin; that is one of my favorite cartoons!

Claire said...

Beautiful printed! Cheerful and delicate!

leeleelulu said...

Amazing! Any chance you could explain a little more about the process from drawing to actual material?? How is it done? I'm so interested and curious.

Jennifer said...

Thanks everyone.
@leeleelulu: the fabrics are digitally printed. I basically send a jpeg file to the printer- you can read more about the basic process here:http://www.trueup.net/fabric-study/digital-fabric-printing-service-guide-and-giveaway/

leeleelulu said...

Thanks so much Jennifer. Looking forward to seeing more of your designs in the future.

cheryl cambras said...

ok, LOVE it! congratulate T on that title. lookin' good, grrrrrrrrl.

Anne-Marie said...

Gah! I love that it's called Penguin Tears!

emilyn said...

beautiful top and great print!

judahross said...

I always love the way you combine prints when you wear your pieces. And your use of color! I get compliments every time I wear my magic marker shirt dress by the way :)

Amber said...

Wow, cool moire-like pattern. Love how it looks grayscale from far away. Like two shirts in one!

jennifer said...

Nice! That necklace looks pretty great wit it too.

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

looking great jennifer!

Janis said...

Love the name of this textile, and love how you collaborate with Tomory too! pssst...you are so cute in these photos too :^)

sparky said...

Looks beautiful! Can't wait for that scarf to be available in your shop!

modaspia said...

that fabric is beautiful..would be so great in a silk crepe too. you guys make a great team.

Jennifer said...

Ursula,
Just ordered some silk crepe in this print!
The blouse that is pictured is in silk crepe.
I didn't think I was really going to use this print much,
But since posting this I've changed my mind :)