Monday, June 22, 2009

Feeling a bit dotty!

Did you know that polka dots are ancient? They first became common on clothing in the late nineteenth century in Britain, when polka music was extremely popular.

Disco Dot Ruffle Pants
By Bettsy Kingston

Apparently (according to Wikipedia!), the name was also applied to the pattern, despite no real connection between them.

And while the polka fad has all but disappeared in most circles, the polka dot pattern has remained popular, and its name left intact over the years!

Also interesting to note, is that this happiest of patterns rarely appears in formal contexts, and is generally confined to more playful pursuits.

So get your giggles on, and lighten up with a bit of happy dottiness.

Because lets face it. Sometimes it's fun to be a little bit dotty :P


bubbachenille said...

Great post, to add to that I am in the middle of a polka dot swap, check out sidebar on my blog to see more !

Mooce said...

Oh I love polka dots - thanks for interesting post.

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

I love polka dots too! Nice post.


Sandrine said...

Thanks for such a good and interesting post about polka dots!;)

BettsyKingston said...

They are all so cute, thanks for including me as well. I'm just insanely addicted to spots.

Helen said...

You girls are "sew" talented! Oh my I think I'm seeing spots it's just me going dotty over this new BrisStyle post.

Thanks to Samantha from Jetta's nest, Megan from Nosovich, Miss Bec(and model) from Beckybean, Alison from Pretapawte and the divine Miss Benita for making it all come alive!


Chasing Snails said...

I am such a sucker for Polka Dots, there is just *something* about them that makes me get all giddy : ).

Would it be weird if I said I wish the Ruffle Pants came in adult size? Why should kids be the only ones able to wear jazzy pants? It's simply not fair!

Hey Harriet said...

Fun fun fun! I do love dots!