brilliantstranger

Cotton Overalls, Dresses and Tunics + Wearable Art

Egg Harbor, Wisconsin | 2771 Sales

brilliantstranger

Cotton Overalls, Dresses and Tunics + Wearable Art

Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 2771 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (1007)

Announcement   Special spring prices for many items and visit the "on sale" section for 20-50% off!
If you are new here, thanks for visiting! Here you will find collaborated Fair Trade Cotton Clothing for casual everyday wear and one of a kind Wearable Art for special occasions.
Please read the listings carefully, for size, alteration, washing and shipping information that is very important in making your decisions. If you have any questions do not hesitate to send a message.
Please note - International customers may be taxed with customs and taxes from your country when receiving your package. Please be aware these taxes are your responsibility and are not included in the price here on Etsy.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 13, 2019

Special spring prices for many items and visit the "on sale" section for 20-50% off!
If you are new here, thanks for visiting! Here you will find collaborated Fair Trade Cotton Clothing for casual everyday wear and one of a kind Wearable Art for special occasions.
Please read the listings carefully, for size, alteration, washing and shipping information that is very important in making your decisions. If you have any questions do not hesitate to send a message.
Please note - International customers may be taxed with customs and taxes from your country when receiving your package. Please be aware these taxes are your responsibility and are not included in the price here on Etsy.

Dawn Patel

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Dawn Patel

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I just added these new spring earthtones to this listing. You’ll love this top as a spring wardrobe staple!
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About

More Art, Less Waste

Inside each of us is a Brilliant Stranger. My goal is to embrace the beauty and the mystery of this life every day. I can find that within myself and in the world. Creating art and clothing helps me to cross back and forth between those lines.

I have been painting for over 35 years, and I started to teach myself to sew by upcycling vintage clothing ten years ago. Over the last decade the two creative ventures have begun to merge into a line of wearable art. I am amazed at the power a garment can have, how it can transform a person when they put it on their body. That realization has inspired me to strive to create clothing that is sustainable, beautiful, playful and unique.

When my clothing line became successful I found the hours at the machine took a toll on my body and took away from the creative aspects of my work, so I began to seek help. I reached out to my friends at Ganesh Himal, an incredible group of people with a fair trade line from Nepal. At this time the artisans from Ganesh Himal sew several of the basic pieces from my designs before I start to dye, paint and do other finishing work. It has been a wonderful experience, working with "strangers" from across the world and supporting each others' small shops!

I still continue to paint for arts sake, and my paintings are a very personal and powerful vehicle for me to access and express a connection with my subconscious, my ancestors and the world around me.

Having the dual outlets of fine art and clothing production has allowed me to switch back and forth between my very introspective, inquisitive side and the more playful, social aspects of my personality. Living this creative life has made me a very satisfied and joyful person at the age of 52. I hope to be living this way well into my 90's!

Art blog: http://dawnpatelart.blogspot.com
contact: dawn [!at] brilliantstranger.com

Shop members

  • Dawn Patel

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    We are all Brilliant Strangers! Shine on!

Local

Find brilliantstranger at the following upcoming markets!

  • Covet Market
    Revel Fulton Market
    1215 W Fulton Market
    CHICAGO, IL

    May 19

    Covet Markets present a unique selection of jewelry, clothing, accessories, homewares, apothecary + beauty lines, gift items, children’s products, and more. You could spend hours visiting all of the vendors, sampling foods, grabbing lunch, having a Sunday cocktail, and general fun.

  • Baileys Harbor Fourth of July Fest
    Baileys Harbor Town Hall
    2392 Co Rd F
    BAILEYS HARBOR, WI

    Jul 3–5

    This year we have a TON of activities planned including horseback riding, Kids Bouncy Houses, food & drinks, and tons of live music! Please note that the parade is running North to South starting at The Ridges Sanctuary building. Be sure to stop down at our new Visitor Center & Historical Society with any questions! Lots of vendors on the town hall lawn.

  • Door County Festival of Fine Arts
    Sister Bay Beach and Waterfront Park
    648 N Bay Shore Dr
    SISTER BAY, WI

    Aug 10

    Sponsored by the Sister Bay Advancement Association, this outdoor art fair is in the Sister Bay Waterfront Park, with a fabulous view of Lake Michigan. A longstanding Door County tradtion for 17 years. The only Art Festival in Door County featuring only local Door County artists Over 25 local Artists Artist demonstrations throughout the day All Ages Activity Tent with noted stained glass artist Gary Chaudoir

  • Door County Wearable Art Show
    Sister Bay Village Hall
    Hwy 42
    SISTER BAY, WI

    Aug 24–25

    Join us in 2019 for the 9th annual Door County Wearable Art Show, an art lovers tradition in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Shop local and regional designer-made contemporary clothing, accessories and jewelry, and meet the artists in person. Choose from a wide range of styles, sizes and prices for ready to wear one of a kind pieces FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Fest
    Jefferson County Fair Park
    WISCONSIN

    Sep 20–22

    Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Fest (MYKF) is a homegrown festival. This is a new breed of ChantFest co-created by Kirtan Artists, Yoga Teachers, and YOU to bring the heart-opening Bhava to the Midwest. This is a festival for the people, by the people. It honors the Kirtan Wallahs, Musicians, and Teachers who nourish our souls and gives back to a worthy charity. Join us for a heart opening experience like no other! - Non-Stop Kirtan in a wide variety of musical styles. Sing your heart out with some of the best Kirtan wallahs from around the Midwest, across the U.S, and internationally! Chant, sing, and dance to different to musical styles presented on the main and open mic stages! - Learn more about the ancient science of Yoga in unique workshops. - Shop in our vendor village and taste delicious vegetarian cuisine served by Edible Alchemy.

  • Door County Wearable Art Show
    Sister Bay Village Hall
    SISTER BAY, WI

    Oct 5–6

    Join us in 2019 for the 9th annual Door County Wearable Art Show, an art lovers tradition in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Shop local and regional designer-made contemporary clothing, accessories and jewelry, and meet the artists in person. Choose from a wide range of styles, sizes and prices for ready to wear one of a kind pieces FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 22, 2019
Frequently asked questions

Every individual listing has washing instructions, most items in my shop require cold water wash and line drying, but be sure to contact me if you have a question!


I always wrap orders in tissue or fabric and include a nice blank card for you to use as you please. If you have any special requests, contact me in a message - I'm happy to add special details.


If it's something I can do I will! I have created custom orders for mother/daughter outfits, wedding dresses, and special size needs. I will consider all requests and if I can't do it will let you know immediately.
Custom orders can take anywhere between 1 week to 2 months depending on how busy I am, so be sure to let me know if you have a deadline.


I am currently accepting a limited number of wholesale accounts, please message me or email dawn@brilliantstranger.com


When you order 3 or more items you may see the shipping cost appears a bit high. That is because each item is calculated individually in etsy shipping. If there is any overage in the shipping on your order I will immediately refund your account.