Thursday, May 08, 2008
hodge podge cottage
most of you know that my clothing label, hodge podge, consists entirely of one-of-a-kind pieces. this has always been my philosophy: that there are plenty of mass-produced clothes out there, so my mission is to bring back an appreciation of hand-wrought, labor-intensive, often un-reproduceable, special pieces. however, this is also what slows me down (well, one of many things!) and for years i have struggled with whether i should do some styles in a more production-style manner.
so, out of this inner struggle comes the new label, hodge podge cottage (as in 'cottage industry'). i will produce a handful of multiples of certain items that lend themselves to it, for example the wraps you see above. these have been one of my most popular items since i began making them a couple of years ago, and the way the pattern works, a 3-yard cut of fabric yields two of them. so they are the first hodge podge cottage style, with more to follow! find them in the shop of course...