Sirenology

Embroidered Mexican Peasant Top, Blouse & Dress styles

California, United States · 1214 Sales

Sirenology

Embroidered Mexican Peasant Top, Blouse & Dress styles

California, United States 1214 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(346)

Announcement   Mexican styled peasant tops embroidered by hand; block printed Tees and hats; handmade leather iCases, hobo bags and purses; and more! SirenSirenSiren.com is Sirenology on Etsy!

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Mexican styled peasant tops embroidered by hand; block printed Tees and hats; handmade leather iCases, hobo bags and purses; and more! SirenSirenSiren.com is Sirenology on Etsy!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Kelly

Kelly on Sep 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love love love this blouse - if I could give more than 5 stars I would because not only is the top so beautiful (already worn it twice & had compliments) but it arrived super quick all the way to New Zealand & the sellers was great to deal with too. Highly recommended - I have just ordered another one in white 😊

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About

Summer is a State of Mind: Sun, Sand, and Siren.

Siren is my celebration of what the beach-bohemian lifestyle really is: Adventurous, carefree and ever beautiful. Inspired by a retro '70s influence, my passion is for lending a novel touch to the art of block printing and embroidery, redefining the elements that represent the lifestyle; while fostering an environment within which an ethos for creating chic and beautiful - yet authentic and organic - products can grow. Sirenology is Siren Surf's home on Etsy.

Every piece begins as a retrospective spark to create and manifest new beauty from the timeless style elements of the early 1970's. For the most part, I just make what's of personal interest to me and my friends at the moment. Some of those creations have morphed into more permanent members of the Siren collection, like our trucker's hats and Mexican style blouses. Others, like our iPhone cases, are only available sporadically from time to time.

Item construction depends on the piece, but Siren Style revolves around the inherently unique, earthy and artistic process of hand block printing and embroidery. Block printing involves creating a mirror image of original Siren art in a block of semi-hard rubber, coating the block with waterbased eco-friendly fabric paint, and pressing the block to the fabric in order to leave an imprint of the art/logo on the cloth. Block printing doesn't require the harsh chemicals, volatile inks and extra materials required in traditional screen print methods, so it's much more environmentally friendly. Every printing results in something truly unique. The block printings are then machine or hand stitched to a hat, shirt, peasant blouse or dress, tote, or case. Embroidering starts by selecting from an array of patterns that have been translated from vintage 1970's Mexican peasant tops in order to faithfully recreate the flair of that time. Then the pattern is filled in using a varying number of threads to create a lofty, multi-dimensional feel.

A little more about the how a Siren piece is created:

Siren's Mexican Embroidered Peasant Blouses and Dresses:
We've collected quite a few original blouses and dresses through the years, and these have become the basis for our patterns, with a few added twists to make them a bit more feminine and Surfy than the rest. There is only one authentic Siren peasant blouse or dress, but if you want to have a go at making and embroidering your own creations, we make our embroidery and cut patterns available for free to aspiring designers on our website. We love to see your interpretations -- Let's keep the Mexican floral embroidery tradition going strong!

A Siren Mexican peasant blouse or dress is handmade in a 4 step process: We dye the gauze, sew the piece and add crochet / whip stitch / etc. trim, embroider the blouse, and finally condition and pre-shrink the unfinished embroidered blouse in a "vintage-izing" wash to give it a soft, crepe-y, comfortable and vintage feel.
After the cut & sew, trim and embroidery, the day long vintage-izing wash begins. The wash gently distresses the fabric, bulking it up a bit and giving it that soft, comfortable feel and authentic, vintage look. Printing, stitching and preparing the muslin tags is the last step. There are a lot of attempts to match our tops and dresses out there (it's cool -- we're flattered, and it's not like we can make a million blouses) but only an authentic Siren will have our hand block-printed tag and authentically vintage vibe.

Our blouses and dresses take a very long time to make, and while we did our best to offer special and bespoke orders when we started, it became clear that the only way to keep our customers happy is to make inventory through the winter and sell from stock. That's why we have some of the fastest standard delivery times you'll ever experience!

Siren's Embroidered Tea Towels:
Made of 100% cotton and embroidered by hand with the same patterns that adorn our peasant blouses, a Siren embroidered tea towel brings a flowery flare to any kitchen.

Siren's Block-printed Mermaid Applique Trucker's Hats:
Again the block print process is used to print Siren's iconic recumbent Mermaid art on a swatch of natural muslin. After heat-setting the ink, I sew a decorative border around the art and hand sew it to the hat. After a little time on the road, you'll find that the applique will fray artfully around the edges, enhancing the vintage, off-the-beaten-path vibe of the hat.

Siren's iPhone Cases, Purses, Bags and Totes:
Made of raw silks, natural muslin, bark cloths, leather and burlap, I create each unique piece with a retro/boho/hippie-chic vibe in mind. The simpler totes will have a loop and button closure inside pocket, while the more ornate bags, like the Boho Sherpa, have a brass zipper closure for the inside pocket, and either a loop-and-button or magnet top closure. Each piece usually features a muslin applique of hand block-printed Siren art.

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  • KC

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I've been so lucky to be surrounded by creative, fun-loving and original people who are willing to share the secrets behind their talents. With a passion for intertwining sun and sand with burlap and embroidery, Siren is my way of sharing the same.

  • Veronica

    Creator, Assistant, Shipper

    V is one of the fun-loving and creative people that make Siren so much fun. When she isn't in the water (for R&D, of course) she's using her pattern making and cut & sew skills to help bring new product ideas to life.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 17, 2015
Thanks for visiting Sirenology, SirenSirenSiren.com's Etsy shop.

The Sirenology Etsy Shop is an ongoing study of all things Siren. With a retro '70s beach-gypsy influence, the Siren ethos of creating chic and sexy - yet authentic and organic - products is our greatest inspiration. We make everything -- from block-printed Tees to leather iPhone cases and surfboards (yes, surfboards!) by hand in our seaside studio.

We hope that you enjoy Sirenology -- It is the product of our passion to create items that are chic and sexy -- yet authentic and organic -- while maintaining a relaxed, carefree vibe.

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Sales to California will include sales tax of 8.00%.
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We ship worldwide by USPS. Items ship either FIRST CLASS or PRIORITY MAIL.

Your order will be shipped to your PayPal address. If your Etsy and PayPal shipping addresses don't match, please let us know which address to ship to.

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DELIVERY TIMES:
Please note that while we make every effort to get your order to you quickly
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY BY A SPECIFIC DATE.

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INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
Please be aware that you may be required to pick up or sign for your package at a post office and possibly pay duty/customs fees. Any duties imposed by your particular country are your sole responsibility and are unknown to us when we ship your package. The shipping cost on your order covers postage and handling only.

Please be aware that some international shipments sent via First Class are not trackable past movement in the USA. If an international package does not arrive we MUST WAIT 45 days past the ship date to file an insurance claim.

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RETURNED PACKAGES:
For packages returned to us as "unclaimed, undeliverable, insufficient address, no such address/address unknown, or parcel refused": We are happy to re-send, but please note that postage will be charged again at the rate of the original order. Alternatively, we are happy to issue a refund for the item/s subtotal, less original postage. Original postage is not refundable.


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INCORRECT ADDRESS:
Please note that because we ship to the address provided by the customer, we cannot be held responsible if you provide an incorrect address. Please be sure to provide the correct delivery address when ordering -- we are not able to re-route packages that have already been sent.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you would like to make a return, PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST.

We accept returns within 15 days of receipt of your order for items in unused, original, re-sellable condition, with any associated tags and packaging.

If making a return, please note the following:

-- Original shipping costs are non-refundable.
-- Customer pays for return shipping.
-- Refunds are issued in the form of original payment (minus original shipping).
-- All merchandise must be returned in original condition with tags attached.

• Please package your return carefully with appropriate packaging and protection. Items must be received in original, re-sellable condition.

• While not required, it is best to send the package with a tracking number so you'll have confirmation that your package has arrived.

• We also recommend sending the return package insured as we cannot be held responsible for or issue refunds for lost or damaged returns.


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We do not offer exchanges. If you would like to get something else, please follow the return instructions above and place a new order for the different item/s.
Additional policies and FAQs
We make every effort to describe and photograph our items accurately, however, we can't be responsible for how colors display on your computer screen. IF COLOR IS AN ISSUE, PLEASE CONVO US BEFORE MAKING A PURCHASE.