brilliantstranger

Clothing and Art by Dawn Patel

Egg Harbor, Wisconsin · 2335 Sales

brilliantstranger

Clothing and Art by Dawn Patel

Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 2335 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   I'm busy restocking many sizes and styles of bib overalls, and there even are some new designs! Long Pant Versions and a Plus+ size for plus sizes that need a little extra roominess. Check back often in the coming weeks.
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 I am happy to help.
Please note - International customers may be taxed with customs and taxes from your country when receiving your package. These taxes are your responsibility and are not included in the price.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 10, 2018

I'm busy restocking many sizes and styles of bib overalls, and there even are some new designs! Long Pant Versions and a Plus+ size for plus sizes that need a little extra roominess. Check back often in the coming weeks.
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 I am happy to help.
Please note - International customers may be taxed with customs and taxes from your country when receiving your package. These taxes are your responsibility and are not included in the price.

Dawn Patel

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Dawn Patel

Updates

Lots of new Earth Tones in the shop! In cropped and full length pants. Message me if you need help finding what you’re looking for!
What an honor to be awarded best in show in fibers! I’m back home now fulfilling some custom orders and getting more overalls dyed, so expect some listing restocking next month heartheartheart
Setting up today for the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Show. Please stop by booth 121 if you’re in Albuquerque! I have everything from Ancestry Cloth to sundresses and bib overalls. Many new pieces never displayed online or in person. Fri-Sunday
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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!

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

    Aug 11

    This unique festival features Door County’s finest artisans demonstrating their skills and selling their fine pieces of craftsmanship and creativity. The day will also showcase live music and hands-on activities. This festival is free and open to the general public.

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

    Aug 18–19

    The Annual show features local and regional artists working in clothing design, beading, leather work, jewelry design and much more. Shop indoors at the Sister Bay Village Hall, Door County, Wisconsin On Highway 42 at Waterfront Park. In the heart of Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234 Across from Al Johnson's goats on the roof.

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

    Sep 29–30

    The Annual show features local and regional artists working in clothing design, beading, leather work, jewelry design and much more. Shop indoors at the Sister Bay Village Hall, Door County, Wisconsin On Highway 42 at Waterfront Park. In the heart of Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234 Across from Al Johnson's goats on the roof.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

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!

Gift wrapping and packaging

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.

Custom and personalized orders

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.

Wholesale availability

I have wholesale lots listed in the etsy shop and I am happy to put together a special wholesale lot for your brick and mortar shop. Wholesale not available for online stores. Message me for more information.