I think I just got a bad case of the polka dots! I’m dreaming of all the polka dot dresses, blouses, purses and shoes that I should have in my wardrobe and wondering where I can find time to start making it real. Thinking… girly 50s vintage stylee with a twist.
This has all been wonderfully triggered by some fabulous inspiration on Burdastyle recently.
In particular Julia Bobbin was the main reason that my house is a shambles, that I have blatently ignored all the proper work I was meant to do this weekend and my children are wailing that they are hungry!
These are her wonderful creations which prompted me on the road to mine (though I will reserve ‘wonderful’ until completion!)
The humble polka dot seems to have been born out of an eastern european dance called The Polka which fast and furiously became a craze throughout the US between 1830 to 1890. Manufacturers rode the polka dot storm and cashed in on all sorts of polka dot stuff. But the one thing that never went away and is still much loved today is the fabric itself.
Marylin sported it ‘Itsy bitsy, (not-so-)teeny weeny’ styleee!
Lucille Ball was dotty enough for sure!
Even heavy metal guitarists made the dots rock . . .
And where would Mini be without hers?
Though, traditionally sported by Flamenco dancers, the polka dot still delights in adorning todays girlies across all ages and all styles. It never goes away and always looks good on everyone. Well . . . I might just leave that up for debate!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back soon, hopefully wearing my own (slightly more respectable) ooobop! polka dot dress!
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