Festival season is fast approaching. Sometimes I wonder if today’s festival fanatics know the roots of the phenomena. The Grateful Dead and their dead-icated fans created the culture of the never-ending summer.
The Grateful Goddess
Back in the day, one could spot a fellow deadhead mama from a mile away. Layered clothing, patchwork, handmade dresses and backless apron tops. The clothing was comfortable, excellent for traveling, and celebrated the essence of woman.
The dresses usually consisted of a tube around the top, simple straps and a flowing a-line or circle skirt – made for spinning! They allowed for all shapes and sizes to dance and play in constant beauty. For warmth in the cooler months, add leggings underneath, a sweater, and a knitted tam. For storage, sew a secret pocket anywhere in your dress!
Get ready for summer travels and sweet soul-searching…
Dresses by: Bananas Designs – Papaverine Dream – frans2hands
Made to order Custom Recycled Sweater Coat Hoodie – Christie’s Hippy Closet; Grateful Dead Sun Spinster Patchwork Dress - Araminta Muscaria ; Applique Patchwork Apron Dress Top – Christie’s Hippy Closet; Backless apron shirt – Skeleton Roses Closet; Jerry Garcia AMAZEBALLS T-shirt – Tripper’s Hollow
As usual – all of the beautiful creations above are from the beloved Etsy!
This post is dedicated to the memory of the one, and only, Chopstix Waits. Her artistry cannot be matched. She was one of my very first contacts on Etsy. She passed away suddenly a few months ago. Let her beauty and talent be an inspiration to us all!
If you would like to help Chopstix Waits’ family – http://www.indiegogo.com/chopstixwaits