Monday, March 2, 2009

modern mangle




A 'mangle' is a pure linen cloth that was used to help smooth precious garments. Nestled together, the fabrics pass through a press under high heat, protected and wrinkle-free. The 'mangle' is tightly woven, standing the test of time yet washes to a well-worn pillowcase softness. Hence periwinklebloom's 'mangle' dress for Spring. Reclaimed and refashioned of vintage cloths, our flouncy loose dress gently ties with a drawstring neckline and billows and bounces. Stripes will vary according to remnant but most come in shades of tomato reds and warm white, hitting just around the knee. Each piece is cut with care, hand-sewn and often created in an edition of two or three. Grows from dress to tunic, wear layered or bare, the sweetest complement to picnic fare and sunny skies.

speaking of skies...

photos by the ever-talented greg rannells

8 comments:

angela liguori said...

Thank you tyler for your comment. That reminded me to also check on the collaboration links and update them. Best of luck with your wonderful work, I always enjoy your blog too!

Michelle said...

hmmm, can I have that dress for me???

Julia said...

This was perfectly described. Now, does it come in my size? :)

These are such beautiful photos, Greg is so talented!

Isabelle said...

Michelle and Julia are right, what about ladies sizes ?? I will love it for this summer ...

Mulot said...

Beautiful and very "natural" !! I's a pretty dress !

Mrs.French said...

I have said it before...my size please...:) xo t

secret, fragile skies said...

Lovely blog. This post, beautiful; dresses,photos. Happy to have found you.

n a t s u m i said...

Oh, I love this dress! Very pretty! It looks soft and natural...

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