Wow. I had no idea Carol Burnett cosplay was so popular.
I find it hard to believe they don’t smoke anything in that studio.
One word: brownies.
They smoke outside the studio.
Apparently peyote is actually supposed to be chewed.
Which I guess would explain why my custom made carney pants come with the smoke smell but without the pot holders/hutterite mini-skirts…
There are no words…
Well, really, there are words, but I’m not allowed to say them with toddlers awake.
Exactly. Maybe I’m just having a bad day, but everything about that listing makes me want to punch something.
Well shit, at least she knows it’s poor and pitiful.
Two out of three ain’t bad, as some seminal rock star once uttered.
Sing with me: “This is the dawning of the age of a-dork-ius… a-dork-ius…”
Someone threw-up the 1970s.
I am so happy that April and I both thought of Carol Burnett. Only Carol could carry off the cleaning lady.
Makes me want to scratch my rump in her honor.
I’m tugging my ear in honor of Carol.
And sticking my finger down my throat in horror of those bloomers.
nothing to do with the pants – one of the best movies ever!
That was referring to Fifth Element….got to excited and posted without saying that!
I don’t know who Carol Burnett is, but I’m pretty sure bloomers are kind of meant to be underwear.
Can’t tell whether I’ve had my head up my arse, or am missing the punch line because I’m not in America.
Sigh, pass me the vodka would you?
Thumbs up for the vodka – thumbs down for not knowing who Carol is That’s like an American saying they don’t know who John Cleese is….or Monty Python….
Carol is one of the best!
Is that a pot holder stitched onto her shirt? Please stop the planet. I’d like to get off now.
People of WalMart, west coast locations
Check out her “blouse” which has a placemat and an apron on it. – She says it’s a maternity blouse, isn’t that special.
Almost makes those Uzbeki-stain pants look elegant in comparison.
Oozebeki Hammer Pants or Country Curtain Bloomers…
If they were all that was left on laundry day, which would you choose?
The laundry bag.
Call in sick & wait for tomorrow.
Hopefully by then the laundry fairy would get his ass in gear (jock & shoes) and get the friggin’ laundry done like he’s supposed to!
did she pee her pants during the photo shoot?
I don’t know whether to be more concerned about that fact that these monstrosities cost $52 or that there are over 4,000 people in the world who are wearing them…
And you have to send in your own fabric scraps apparently.
That’s $52 just for her stitching together clothes and fabric you already own. “Because you will be mailing in your own fabrics you are getting a discount from the retail price.” I hate people.
So if you have a special pot holder at home, I’m sure she can stitch that on as well.
Oh, I think alot of us have a special pot holder at home.
The seller clearly does. That’s where she stores her “inspiration”.
I’m not sure if because I look at too much Regretsy, or because I live in an area frequented by hipsters, college students, and drag queens, but this looks pretty tame to me.
As a college student that knows drag queens and has friends that are basically hipsters, these might be tame compared to ridiculous mustaches and heavily made-up/sequined men but they’re still hideous and the fact that 4000 of them are in people’s closets just makes it worse.
I think of it as people who buy them as joke gifts for white elephant parties.
Or red tent parties?
Surged? As in “troop increase in Afghanistan”? Or possibly “serged” as in “sewn with a serger”?
“Surged” as in “the bile surged into my throat when I saw this outfit.”
she also uses “whelp” in her blog as a contraction of well + some other unknown word.
that and waa laa instead of voila make me bitey.
Oh, that’s awful! It’s wah-lah, but she’s obviously not a FJL.
Whelp? Maybe she just REALLY, REALLY likes puppies.
It doesn’t quite read like something from a native English speaker, and other things in her profile, etc., almost sound translated from eloquent writing in some other language.
(No indication she grew up anywhere but the USA though.)
An army of people dressed like this would either terrify their enemy, or have them bent over in laughter. Either way, I guess the sweat pant potholder army would win, which is a slightly terrifying thought.
I don’t know why, but I’m suddenly picturing “an army of people dressed like this” – wearing Guy Fawkes masks.
Personally, I’d rather not Occupy garments like those.
You hear that, Anonymous? You Guy Fawkes masks are missing a key accessory.
I can see the charm in this sort of thing when it comes to theater use or Halloween costumes. But really. $50? And… 4000+ of them sold? I’m really not comfortable with either of those numbers.
ALSO, when I was high school, I used to have a friend who would get drunk and sew pants legs onto his t-shirt sleeves. His work was much cooler than this.
I always drunk craft. But never with a sewing machine, my hand would be permanently attached to a throw pillow.
Shop open for 5 years (rounded up); 360 days/year (rounded down)… 1800 days/4057 sales = 2.25 sales per day.
Could there be shenannigans afoot?
That was my first thought, and where I thought this was going with the number of sales circled. But I GUESS, MAYBE, if you did quite literally nothing else with your life, you could pull it off. And had a helper or two. But never 3 or 4; that’s when it becomes Bali-level suspicious.
To be fair, it seems that a lot of her stuff is “repurposed” t-shirts (i.e. t-shirts with the collar/shoulders cut off and replaced with elastic in a folded-over tube.). Once you have your technique figured out, it wouldn’t take very long at all to produce one. It probably takes longer to photograph and post the things than it would to sew it.
But yeah, this is her fulltime job.
She’s definitely got a helper! Named, aptly, “Taylor”.
The $50 I agree with, but the 4000 sales is plausible. She sold about 30 items yesterday… That is a whole different WTF to deal with.
Maybe someone is having an Etsy Wedding and all 30 are for the Bridesmaids/Groomsmen?
… I wish I wasn’t already married. With my love for the awkwardly tacky, I sort of want to MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
There is no way these people aren’t inspired by Emmett Kelly- right down to the name. Come on, we all know how much hipsters want to be hobos…
If you take a look at what was actually sold… wow, nope, that doesn’t make me feel any better.
Also, I thought bloomers were supposed to be knee-length-ish and gathered right above the flounce.
Original bloomers were full length pants, gathered at the ankle:
They were worn in the nineteenth century as part of the women’s clothing reform movement and got their name from Amelia Bloomer, a woman who wrote news articles, tried the new outfit, and wrote an article about it.
FJLs gather right above the flounce, don’t we? #humanbloomers
I see what you did there.
I thought that too so I guess I learned something today. I also though they were underwear, but I guess I’m going by the EGL definition of bloomers.
if those pants were denim above the knee, and didn’t have those patches/potholders on them, i would totally wear them.
but i couldn’t buy them at that price… $20 – $25, maybe.
Not sure how she is getting sweatpants to recycle. My ex-wife wore the same two pairs for 5+ years… and I know she’s not alone.
I wore my high school gym sweatpants until they fell apart pretty much, which is funny since I hated actually having to wear them for gym class.
5 years? Lightweight. I have some [they used to be "fat pants" -- now they're "pants"] that are more than 10 years old.
That is daily wear here in Eugene, OR. Seriously.
I guess that’s where those 4000+ sales came from then. The people demand to be clothed.
with kitchen curtains and pot holders?
and bath towels and afghans. I am so totally not in touch with what kids these days are wearing.
I was thinking Rhoda, from the Mary Tyler Moore show, or my aunt Sheila, which is pretty close to the same thing except the actress moved on.
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after i stopped being mezmerized by the shop teacher glasses, my eyes dropped lower to the croch of these – um, bloomers, did you say?…
and if you stare at it long enough, i swear our girl is packin’. lumps where there oughtna be.
or i need to clean my monitor.
It’s Punky Brewster all grown up and played by Zooey Deschanel
That model’s expression is also (perhaps unreasonably) chapping my ass worse than anything else I’ve seen today. That face is NOT normal. It is not a relaxed mouth at all. It is at VERY best a grotesque caricature of deranged human expression.
It’s like a piece of rawhide that someone soaked down and shaped into a goofy little aperture before letting it dry, stiff and immovable, into what you see up there.
I can’t stop staring at that mushroom-sculpture of a hairdo she’s got going on. Nicole Richie, what have you done to these poor, confused hippies!?
aw hell IT IS A MUSHROOM
Yeah, but be grateful that she isn’t desperately trying to see that thing on her head.
I had to do it…
Are you Terry Gilliam incognito?
Imagine this with “The Charleston.” Or “Poker Face.”
“I’m not lyin; I’m just stunnin with my love glue-gunnin” just got way more meaningful for me.
Is it bad that I think this is kind of cute? But if I wanted it, I’d make it myself, not spend $50+ on it. Heck, using my own closet or my local thrift store, I could probably get my own cash layout down to a tenth of that. Add in an hour or two (at most) of my time to throw it together, plus markup, and if I were selling it, it would STILL come in for half (or less) of what she’s selling them for.
Clearly I’m missing some kind of business sense if I’m not already doing this…
Yes, and yes….
From the shop profile: “Thank you for your integrity while viewing my designs..Please be respectful by not duplicating these styles.”
Oh, trust me, that won’t be a problem.
I do find the implication that this is somehow her original idea to be amusing, though. Nobody’s ever sewed different bits of old cloth together to make garments before!
Oh crap. I had favorited her, unhearting now. I thought some of the tops were kinda cute, but that kind of douchebag statement killed it. Although I get not wanting people to copy your designs… yeah, none of this is original. People have been doing this exact same thing since the hippie days.
you mean the ROMAN hippie days…
At least they’re not pushing that pile of shit as “steampunk.”
Surely the “custom sweat jeans” are even more heinous than this… It doesn’t seem possible, I know, but humor me for a moment – feast your eyes on these bad boys!
Oh, dear god. What’s wrong with me?! I kinda like the brown pair. I wouldn’t wear them, because y’know, I’m old. But I think they are cute.
Don’t bother to diagnose me. Just make sure you give me a clean death. I don’t want to suffer.
WOW! I can send her 2 useful pairs of pants, pay her 40 bucks and she’ll turn them into one hideous, useless pair of pants!
She writes: “ALL of our items are made from 100% recycled scrap”.
Shouldn’t that read “crap”?
I humoured you. Taking my own hand in my other hand, cos I needed not to feel alone, I clicked a Regretsy link.
And they are indeed horrible.
I don’t understand the logic behind those, wouldn’t it be better to make the sweats the top part? Why keep the least comfortable part of jeans to wear?
If you read the entire description, for your $52 you only get the labor. You must send her the denim or sweat pants and exactly 3 yards of fabric for the ruffle. (I know I don’t do a lot of sewing, but 3 yards of fabric would not be considered “scrap” in my book.)
For $52, PLUS the cost of your jeans, sweat pants, 3 yards of fabric, AND shipping said materials to her. Even if you hit up the thrift store for the jeans/sweats, I figure you’re out at least $100 bucks on this deal.
That’s $100 bucks to walk around looking like you couldn’t decide whether to wear jeans or sweat pants, so you put them both on and tied them around your ankles with a scrunchie.
Is that an unfortunate shadow or did she piss her pants?
I didn’t know Edina Monsoon had an Etsy store…
LACROIX, darling, sweetie. LACROIX.
Lacroix, baby spew, Lacoix, baby spew!
I was about to post how bizarre it is that so many items like this have sold from her shop alone and ask “who the hell wears this?” but everyone here seems to know someone who does. So shut my mouth and call me Eunice.
I don’t know anyone who wears this! And I’ve never seen a stranger wear it, either. So unflattering. Who wants to look like they gained 30 pounds, just for fun?
I have also never seen anyone (nor, for pity’s sake know anyone) wearing things like this. And I live in Portland, where hippies, hipsters and hobos come to breed.
Of course, for obvious reasons, I don’t go out a lot…
I’m getting a shirt.
and again, why?
Surely surely no one would wear that shitery (don’t call me Shirley!)?
Rarely words fail me, but consider them failed.
God, I hate myself right now. Although I hate those bloomers…. I really think some of the tops she makes are cute. EEK.
Honestly I thought Punky Brewster stopped wearing that crap in the 80′s! Of course this store was a featured seller ya know!
Honestly, Burnett cosplay has been big for the past few years. This one’s my favorite:
“Ah saw it in the window and ah just couldn’t resist!”
Is it just me, or does the girl in this photo look kinda like Chelsea Clinton?
Not just you.
Your own fabrics, professionally “surged”.
Derp included free of charge.
It wouldn’t be so bad, except it’s on EVERY. SINGLE. LISTING.
Perhaps she just has really old wiring.
Call me fussy, but I would expect a “professional” to know the proper spelling of their own tools. It is printed on the box and on the spools of thread, after all.
I wouldn’t go to a doctor who spelled his specialty as “sergeon”.
Oh wait I just figured it out…
Frankensteined clothes = SURGery.
It would be cute, creative, and interesting if that is what she meant. These trousers make me think it is not.
Does that mean I’m cute, creative and interesting because I thought of it????
[Puss in Boots face]
You know what’s missing from that outfit?
AHHHH. NOW it makes sense. Thanks, LB.
Before she moved to Eugene, OR
Time for a 10-second tidy! Good lord, I was just thinking about Auntie Macassar the other day. Now I must ask myself: Too much alcohol? Or not enough?
Not enough. There could never ever be enough.
Yikes. That clown make-up actually made the frozen derp face more attractive.
It’s pants !
(see what I did there, geddit?)
What the crap. I was like, “whatever, people have bad taste and that’s awesome because it gives us something to laugh at.” And then….and then I saw that this was JUST for the labor, and that you had to send in your own garments and fabrics. And now I am insulted. They can’t even be bothered to go out and find things to noncycle? Smoke free studio my giant jealous ass…
If I buy this, will I have to start my own Children’s television programme?
I think that should be mandatory in the purchasing agreement, personally.
The bucket must be sold separately, because it’s full of crazy. That always costs extra.
Rats. If only I’d known about this lady sooner I could have gotten her to make the bottom half of my PetjaPalooza outfit. Princess Buzzkill made the fuckery-ific top I’m planning to wear, and FluffyBunnyTurds has made me a custom hat. Pants like these would have made the look complete. Guess I’ll have to settle for jeggings.
You could always just wear a big sweater upside down as skants.
Personally, I like dressing up as Harvey Korman. Not any of the characters he played, just Harvey Korman.
THE WORD IS ‘SERGED’, YOU FUCKING IGNORANT CRAFTARD!
Sorry for the outburst, but I just found out Adam Yauch died and I know some douche nozzle is at this very moment crafting a “tribute” piece to sell along side the rest of their upcycled bullshit. I may need liquor soon.
Who is Pearl, and if she’s so poor and pitiful, why is she buying upcycled sweatpants instead of getting them at Goodwill and upcycling them herself?
Pretty sure the Pearl she is referring to is supposed to be Janis Joplin. She has the “look” right but good loard it’s not 1969 any more.
Hey, five-year-olds with glandular problems need clothes too, you know.
Personally, my favorite part of the description is where she states that all recycled fabric is prewashed and comes from a smoke free home, followed by staying the the buyer sends in the fabric.
I wonder if you sent her fabric that is dirty and reeks of cigarette smoke?
Oops. Meant to write “wonder what would happen if”…
Then I guess she would have a lot of laundry to do if she’s expecting positive feedback.
“You mail in your own fabrics…whatever your heart desires, we just ask that it be pre washed. … Please only send in what you are willing to part with… I will not be able to return left over scrap.”
What if I choose not to prewash it? Then she’s got one hell of a dilemma on her hands: make a filthy garment or be forced to return LEFT OVER SCRAP [sic].
Girl, it’s a lifestyle.
OK…I went to the website and now I’m incensed that PPP defaced a Natalie Dee t-shirt. I’m fixin’ to flounce, y’all.
I think some of the clothes there for kids is actually kinda cute.
Oops, forgot the link:
Is it sad that I read the title as “Teh-ah-time-eh”?
You were put in mind of assassins…logical.
Five year old girls, assassins: what’s the difference?
This is the same lady who made some sort of jean abomination thing about a year ago. She was on Regretsy before, I wonder if it helped her hearts and sales?
I’m not sure how she has so many sales, given that no one who purchases these items could possibly have a job. usually, panhandling doesn’t garner enough scratch to buy a $60 pair of jeans that have been cut up and sewed together with my rag scraps.
That, and those who are panhandling probably don’t have a spare pair of Jeans or sweats to send in with an additional three yards of fabric.
I think this WILL help her sales….she actually has some really cute stuff. I just love these seamstress chicks on etsy who make whacked out clothes-seriously love it. I would not wear most of it, but love the spirit. Good for her she is taking risks. Her clothes look well made, thanks for the heads up.
Did anyone see this listing??! http://www.etsy.com/listing/87975160/ppp-bucky-deer-bell-sleeve-jacket?ref=v1_other_2
No way that is a M-L. And is that made out of a TOWEL??!
“This one is for fire pit lovers, chai drinkers and stick collectors!” Her clothes look like they would be worn by fire pit lovers (OK, trashcan fire lovers) and stick collectors (often the same folks), but I’m not sure the chai drinkers I know would hang out with the sticky-fire club. Under the bridge.
That towel wrap top would be a perfect uniform for the Etsy staff! She could use different color towels for the different departments. And use an owl, an octopus, a mustache, and a birdie, where this item has the deer head.
Judging from the groovy geometric pattern, it’s a vintage piece from the 1970s, previously owned by swingers, who stored it in the crevices of a couch and used it to mop up various mystery fluids from their shag carpeting. And someone is actually WEARING it?
I learned a lot from watching Antiques Roadshow.
I was planning on breaking up with my boyfriend this weekend, but if I wear these, he’ll end it for me.
It’s like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: Clothing Edition.
I actually think this is really cute. I am thinking of getting this for the summer, I shit you not.
These shirts have fucking placemats attached to them.
if it wasn’t for the hideous placemat/doily attatchments, I think that first one could have been pretty. what a shame.
I agree. It still wouldn’t be my style, but I’d snatch it up for a friend.
Poor, pitiful Pearl has lost weight since I last saw her…
(Stallion, I really wish that joke were still relevant.)
MST3K is *always* relevant. In my world, anyway.
*Recycled material originating from:
-2 young hutterite girls
-Seniors’ craft fair
-Some drunk hippie chick passed out at Coachella
-Sweatin’ To The Oldies
-My Dad’s glove compartment
**10% of all proceeds will go to the “PoorPitifulPearl’s Admirers” fund.
I think hipster fashion has reached critical mass.
it surely has.
Here I was thinking that some of the kids stuff looked kinda cute, and then I went to see their collections on their website… I made this face O.O then I facepalmed and weeped.
I’m all for recycling fabric, but does everything need a ruffle and a bell?
Yes, but only when there are no sequence or beading. That would just be overkill.
I am beyond sick of idiots spelling it “sequenced”!
Um…I was referencing a thread from the other day. Perhaps you missed it?
Sequence + beading = overkill
Seller is from New Braunfelds. God damn it, Texas. Why do you insist on making everyone look like Rodeo Clowns?
She should be run out of the state, to the west. Not into Oklahoma. We’ve still got some that wear mullets(men and women), shirts with the sleeves torn off and a lady I work with was at WalMart today and saw a couple of skinny guys with their pants down to below their butts and one had NO underwear covering his bottom.
Is it weird that she kinda reminds me of that chick from The Big Comfy Couch?
Even if I’ve only seen like one episode because I was maybe seven years old when I heard of it?
Aww, Raggedy Ann grew up.
We have clearly reached the point where only rampant and unchecked stabbing can save us.
I’m less offended by the trousers than I am at the fact that you’re literally paying this lady $52 to sew together two pieces of (your own) fabric. Two seams, that’s it, maybe 10 minutes’ work absolute maximum. $52.
So THAT’s how she manages the workload that comes with that many sales!
am I the only one seeing a wet patch in the crotch area? Did she pee in excitement?
I hate to say it, but weird crap like this makes a killing where I live. Which really just tells me, I need to gtfo!
my 3 year old loves it, i called social services on myself
Some of her stuff is a bit goofy. I’ll give you that but unless you’re doing something better your opinion means nothing.
Much like yours.
She should thank god every day for the Burning Man festival.
Looks like perfect Hobo Wedding attire to me!
Well, this post explains why she sold out of her new listings almost instantly on Saturday night. I’m sure she appreciates your help!
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