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August 26, 2006

From Susan — Going Bananas for Monkeys

Filed under: Back Story,Current Projects,Sock Monkey Dresses — lv2knit @ 9:45 am

Apparently we struck a chord with the State Fair post, so I thought I would share the photo I took of the Sock Monkey Bra Gown.  This gown has a sleek silouette for a more sophisticated look.  The gowns are not hand knit, but rather sewn from knit fabric.  Please note the adorable matching back pack that rounds out the ensemble :).  To view the Sock Monkey Ball Gown, scroll down through the next post.



  1. Monkeys cupping boobs – why did I never think of that before as sophisticated, elegant and sexy???

    Comment by Dianna — August 26, 2006 @ 11:49 am

  2. Whew! Thanks for telling us those are made from fabric. The thought that someone spent all that time knitting those 2 *gowns* is truly frightening.

    Comment by kmkat — August 26, 2006 @ 1:40 pm

  3. I can only think this is some kind of joke! Was there a contest to see who could be most outrageous with the sock-monkey theme?
    Lovely knits. Will you be publishing your scarf pattern?

    Comment by Marji — August 26, 2006 @ 1:43 pm

  4. From Susan — I really don’t know the origin of these dresses! It does truly boggle the mind. There are so many ways to spend one’s time…..

    Comment by surly — August 26, 2006 @ 3:49 pm

  5. *w*o*w*, that’s like something someone would create after a terrible Carol Duvall nightmare! I LUV IT!!!

    ~ hb33 ~

    Comment by honeybee33 — August 26, 2006 @ 9:20 pm

  6. Like a train wreck, they are. I can’t look away! Guess I’ll have to go see them in person now.

    Comment by beadslut — August 27, 2006 @ 8:51 am

  7. The gown with the monkey heads is still my fave.

    Comment by monica — August 27, 2006 @ 3:32 pm

  8. I Saw the Monkey Dresses and LOVED them! Yes, they are outrageous. Yes, they are crazy. But I thought that they are the epitome of creativity and fun! WOW!!!

    Comment by Kim — August 27, 2006 @ 5:26 pm

  9. For a state fair it is rather unexpected but I bet the person, or persons, originally made both outfits for some other reason and then entered them into the fair afterwards.

    I took a couple years of Fashion Design and we were required to come up with off beat stuff like this in one of the classes. Even though the main objective of the assignment was to increase our creativity and follow certain design guidelines (which varied from year to year), a lot of blood sweat and tears (not to mention $$) went into these designs which were worth a goodly portion of our final mark. I could certainly see a student trying to get a bit of extra mileage (and perhaps exposure) out of an otherwise unwearable garment by entering them in a state fair. I wish I had taken a photo of a fellow student’s “tree gown”. It had very realistic quilted bark, extended branches and numerous leaves. It looked fantastic but the model could barely shuffle down the runway.

    Comment by Marlene — September 3, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

  10. If I were built right I would so wear that. Teeheehee love it!

    Comment by Jane S — September 10, 2006 @ 8:31 pm

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