Primary Instincts

  • Primary Instincts by Karleen Eberle is a collection of lace dresses, sustainably crafted by hand in California. Karleen hand dyed vintage lace and constructed sleek shift dresses. The pattern is based on a historical 1920's shift, and it's got a little bit more contour and a side dart. The dye plants include indigo, madder, and osage. Karleen hand dyed the lace with , low waste methods.  Primary Instincts runway show as at the San Francisco Earth Day Festival.  Talent credits follow at the end. 
  • Indigo Shift
    Hand dyed. Upcycled vintage piece work linen tablecloth.
    Constrcuted with French seams and finshed with silk organza bias binding along the armseye and neckline.
    Original design, based off a vintage 1920's pattern.
    Design, pattern, sewing by Karleen Eberle

     
  • Indigo Shift
    Hand dyed  with indigo dye. Upcycled vintage piece work linen tablecloth.
    Constrcuted with French seams and finshed with silk organza bias binding along the armseye and neckline.
    Original design, based off a vintage 1920's pattern.
    Design, pattern, sewing by Karleen Eberle
  • Dresses by Karleen Eberle
    Model Michala Downs
    Photography by Arsenie Yerimen
    MUA & Hair by Nicolette LaFranchi
  • Dresses by Karleen Eberle
    Model Michala Downs
    Photography by Arsenie Yerimen
    MUA & Hair by Nicolette LaFranci