Regarding the post below (about mixing pattern pieces to make a dress)...I'm envisioning a Heidi-type dress. I want to get all the girly dresses out of my system before Violet decides she's a tomboy or something.
I like the style of the Heidi illustrations from Jessie Wilcox Smith. They're so full of fabric, but made of nice, light cottons.
Here's a nice understated style by Gustaf Tenggren.
I like vintage boho Jessica McClintock gowns and prairie dresses. (from VioletFolklore)
Gunne Sax always had such nice lines and details. The clothes were so uber-feminine, too.
(from GreenMarketVintage on Etsy)
I want to make Violet something like the Von Trapp children would wear for a bicycle outing.
The Sound of Music is one of my mother's favorite movies. I grew up watching lots of musicals. Maybe that explains a lot.
I have great double-sided calico-ish fabric I've been saving. It's in autumny shades of orange, brown, and soft smoky lavender. Ooooh----I'm getting excited about sewing! Don't you like really looking forward to a project? Those usually turn out better, in my experience.
I grew up watching movie musicals with my mom, too. I still love them. I wore a Gunne Sax dress to a prom back in the late 70s. Pretty dress, but it didn't look that great on me... alas.
Posted by: Maria | February 20, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Ooooh.....are there photos, Maria?????
Did you have the big floppy Farah hair and lily corsage?
Posted by: Laura Irrgang | February 20, 2012 at 03:17 PM