August 16, 2013

Colette Nutmeg in Ikat

I will be spending some time in the desert at the end of the month (*cough* burningman *cough*), and I wanted to create a version of Colette's Nutmeg separates that could withstand the dust and heat.

The Ikat fabric I found at Britex works perfectly -- it's sturdy, colorful, and surprisingly soft. I decided to convert it to a halter top, and made some modifications to the knickers (i.e. found a way to make them even shorter).

Finally, I made some hair clips out of goose feathers, sea shells, and other random trinkets I had lying around.

Time to get my hippie on. 


  1. I know this is not the main topic of this post and I do love your version of the Nutmeg set...but OMG, those hairclips are absolutely awesome!

  2. Thanks! It's amazing what a hot glue gun can accomplish...

  3. Love this version. Am contemplating the Nutmeg pattern and saw your ensemble, gives a whole new take on the pattern!