I DO believe the Collective Unconscious exists

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I am the rain
Held in disdain
Lotions and potions just add to my fame
The rime that in Spain
Fall on the plain
The truth is I’m ruthless I can’t be contained

Up in the sky we’ve demand to supply
I am necessity, base of the recipy
I’m the rain…
(by Peter – genious – Doherty)

Can you believe I’ve already finished my kinda-like-Rodarte-inspired-knitted dress?? Ahhh I’m so glad it turned out very nice and not as a waste of wool throwaway thing xD It took me about 2 weeks to knit this piece, starting at the neck and then slowly working myself down, always adding a couple of knits every new row, so that in the end it turned out REALLY FUCKIN’ wide at the lowest part!
I didn’t use too small needles but also not the biggest, maybe 10” and I knitted on a round needle of course, but I knitted it in a VERY loose way, regularly losing my knits off the needle! But I managed to somehow finish it anyway, so I’m really glad!
By the way, for the real Rodarte look, you just gotta wear the dress left side out, and thus, never forget to have any threads hanging out on that side!
Next? Maybe some knitted tights? We’ll see, yippeh yeah!!

The location of this photo shoot with my wonderful sister? Our parents’ garden… it’s such a paradise in spring when everything is in bloom and almost seems to be too much for the garden to cope with… but it’s not of course! It’s the most relaxing place I can think of and I enjoy relaxing there as often as time and weather allows me :)

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[Wearing black tights, Topshop Predator gladiator heels, self-knitted Rodarte-inspired dress]

53 Comments

53 Comments on I DO believe the Collective Unconscious exists

  1. coco
    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 07:52 PM (7 years ago)

    wow, sieht fabelhaft aus! toll gemacht!

  2. LULUSTAR.
    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 08:24 PM (7 years ago)

    it looks way greate…hihi<3

  3. CultureCynic
    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 08:33 PM (7 years ago)

    THIS IS FUCKING AHMAZINNNNNNNNNNNNN…WOW!!! ahmazzing job

  4. Alena
    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 08:52 PM (7 years ago)

    das Kleid ist der hammer. wie schon gesagt wurde, fucking amazing!

  5. Amanda
    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 09:04 PM (7 years ago)

    You look gorgeous! I wish I could knit something like that!

  6. *Sarah*
    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 09:09 PM (7 years ago)

    o.o aaaahhhhhh, wundervoll!! <33

  7. renee
    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 09:40 PM (7 years ago)

    Que vestido más bonito!! cuanto vuelo!! es precioso!!!

    ;-)

  8. Cassiopeia
    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 09:55 PM (7 years ago)

    You look amazing! So envious of ur knitting talent :-D

    Love the blog too!

    Xxxc

  9. ZuKi
    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 10:33 PM (7 years ago)

    This dress is just stunning! You are genious!

  10. platformshoesandwintercoat
    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 11:10 PM (7 years ago)

    wow, amazing! it probably took a lot of time, but did you ever think about knitting a few to sell?

  11. xAZD
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 12:17 AM (7 years ago)

    double wow! very impressive! LOVED those rodarte tights with the louboutin spiky heels.

    x A

    http://www.xazddesign.com

  12. Pascal Grob
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 12:57 AM (7 years ago)

    du bist einfach nur toll. tolltolltoll. das kleid sieht einfach genial aus an dir!

    wir haben ja auch so einen garten, der unglaublich viel arbeit abverlangt. gleichzeitig ist er aber auch einer der gemütlichsten orte für mich (vor allem sehr ruhig und privat).

  13. Jordan
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 01:24 AM (7 years ago)

    wow you are talented!

  14. Adri
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 02:58 AM (7 years ago)

    You seemed to have made it pretty quick. It came out lovely.

  15. The Frocker
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 04:55 AM (7 years ago)

    It looks wonderful!!

  16. back2reality
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 07:49 AM (7 years ago)

    amazing !!!!!! rlly inspiring !

  17. kimi
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 09:43 AM (7 years ago)

    sieht superschön aus!
    Und ganz tolle fotos noch dazu!

  18. Mode Junkie
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 05:16 PM (7 years ago)

    oh my god, that dress is amazing. how long did it take you to knit it? and the shoes are GORGEOUS!

  19. Audrey
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 07:30 PM (7 years ago)

    Oh man, it’s beautiful! You look so lovely :)

  20. Anonymous
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 08:24 PM (7 years ago)

    that’s one hell of a dress. and those shoes are so pretty. does the ever-so-high-heel hurt? ;]i love some of topshop’s heels, but i’m afraid of getting them because they are all so high. still–i can’t believe it only took you 2 weeks to make that dress! i’m knitting a scarf myself.

  21. Jess
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 09:35 PM (7 years ago)

    It is amazing that you made that! I’m so jelous. And you are sooo pretty!

  22. Christine
    Sunday April 26th, 2009 at 10:08 PM (7 years ago)

    The dress is amazing! I totally thought Rodarte before reading your entry. Great DIY!

  23. KNOCKOUT CLOTHING
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 02:21 AM (7 years ago)

    HOLY MOLY! I can’t believe you made that dress yourself. Thats amazing!!!

    I’m officially in love with you blog and am linking you!

    – SarahJayne @ Knockout Vintage Clothing

  24. Nancy
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 05:39 AM (7 years ago)

    OH WOW, that is incredibly inspiring!! I only learned how to knit last winter, but this makes me want to actually MAKE something! This kind of DIY would be perfect for me because I can mess up as much as I want hahaha. Fantastic job on the dress, I love Rodarte!

  25. Steph
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 06:08 AM (7 years ago)

    You…MADE THAT? Goodness gracious, lady, that is wonderful.

  26. PUNKIE
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 07:01 AM (7 years ago)

    oh dear god, this is perfect!!! really dear, there are no words! :D you’ve done such a great job!!! wow wow wow! I’m jealous! :P I shoul learn to knit!!!

  27. Sweet Things
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 09:07 AM (7 years ago)

    u rock it!!

  28. Killcherrylips
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 11:14 AM (7 years ago)

    IT’S VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!

    be-mode.blogspot.com

  29. My'
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 03:03 PM (7 years ago)

    wow I can’t believe at what I see!!! you are wonderful and the dress is a real dream, well done! you have “golden hands” ;)

  30. makemoremistakes
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 05:15 PM (7 years ago)

    Your blog is wonderful! It’s so inspiring! I love this dress, I made some Rodarte-esque tights recently but have yet to wear them…Also, I’ve linked you on my blog!


    angela

  31. Yuka
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 08:22 PM (7 years ago)

    i hope you dont mind, i posted your look on my blog. i also credit you and linked you blog on it as well.

    this dress is just so amazing and such an inspiration.

  32. plouf
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 08:45 PM (7 years ago)

    This dress is amazing ! You’re very talented ;-)

  33. Kathy
    Monday April 27th, 2009 at 09:52 PM (7 years ago)

    gosh! your blog is amazing and that dress is to die for!

  34. Jennifer
    Tuesday April 28th, 2009 at 02:14 AM (7 years ago)

    I adore that dress. :) I can’t believe you made it!! Too awesome. And I love those boots. You have a fabulous blog.

  35. dodgycupcake
    Tuesday April 28th, 2009 at 03:03 AM (7 years ago)

    basically what everyone else is saying but…
    you knit that?! wow. i’m inspired by your inspired piece :)
    also love the photos – what a beautiful setting.

  36. fashiongeometry
    Tuesday April 28th, 2009 at 05:18 AM (7 years ago)

    that looks so amazing! you did a great job on them :)

  37. Jessie
    Tuesday April 28th, 2009 at 10:39 AM (7 years ago)

    WOW you are sooo incredibly talented! I’m so jealous! I want to learn how to knit now =) You’re amazing! And I’m totally in la-la-loveee with your heels too! The front toe bit is so amazing and chunky looking but I can’t explain I just love them LOL!

    xx Jessie

  38. Luna
    Tuesday April 28th, 2009 at 04:22 PM (7 years ago)

    wow that is an amazing dress, you took some wicked photos :-D

  39. Lobelia
    Tuesday April 28th, 2009 at 07:22 PM (7 years ago)

    Oh god, this is amazing! Nice work! I love it!

  40. Frii
    Tuesday April 28th, 2009 at 07:47 PM (7 years ago)

    NICE!

  41. Sadie
    Tuesday April 28th, 2009 at 08:12 PM (7 years ago)

    Thats the coolest dress I’ve ever seen! Wow!
    Definitely make some tights too!

    x

  42. Shini
    Tuesday April 28th, 2009 at 09:45 PM (7 years ago)

    Ayccccccch this is amazing, great great great job! mine’s going…well okay :P It’s getting rather tedious as I have to keep an eye on it all the time since I’m alternating colour :P and I think picked wrong colours too, we’ll see. Anyway I just wanted to say GREAT JOB, and I love how you used normal wool and not mohair – it looks much more down to earth and wearable. <3

  43. ***
    Wednesday April 29th, 2009 at 02:45 AM (7 years ago)

    Amazing dress!

  44. casual cutie
    Wednesday April 29th, 2009 at 03:45 AM (7 years ago)

    wowwwwww…you look faboulous…

  45. Alice X
    Wednesday April 29th, 2009 at 11:33 AM (7 years ago)

    the dress is fucking amaaaazing. i adore it!

  46. Genevieve
    Wednesday April 29th, 2009 at 08:15 PM (7 years ago)

    This dress is beyond lustful. I can only imagine the time it took knitting it.

  47. KB
    Thursday April 30th, 2009 at 11:26 PM (7 years ago)

    This looks amazing, can’t beleive it took you two weeks. I have so many knitting projects on the go, finding it hard to concentrate on any one thing.

  48. katie♥tom
    Monday May 4th, 2009 at 08:03 PM (7 years ago)

    looove your shoes ♥♥♥

  49. Madeline and Sophie
    Monday March 8th, 2010 at 05:43 PM (7 years ago)

    I will seriously pay you to make me a rodarte inspired dress like that! PLEASE email me! bubbly.paradis@gmail.com

    my blog: madeline-sophie.blogspot.com

    please teach me!!!!!!
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

  50. Madeline and Sophie
    Monday March 8th, 2010 at 05:44 PM (7 years ago)

    I will seriously pay you to make me a rodarte inspired dress like that! PLEASE email me! bubbly.paradis@gmail.com

    my blog: madeline-sophie.blogspot.com

    Or please please PLEASE TEACH ME!!!!