Last year I saw a picture online that made me feel softer inside. I saved it. It was about bedrooms but what was hanging on the bar is what got my attention. I loved it and saved it for one day when I Might know how to sew or can find a person who could make it for me.
I have just made it myself, and I love it. Its not perfectly what I'm seeing in the dress but its very close. I think the fabric of the original speaks to me even though I cannot see it clearly. I thought my bubble cotton gauze would be nice, but it is different than what I fell in love with which was the texture I could barely see.
Here is the inspiration and I can no longer find this picture online to source it, but I think its Annette Branting's line of designer wear :
I cropped it to get a closeup of the pink dress....but it didn't come out any clearer when I printed it.
which means, as a person who is teaching themselves project by project how to sew. in reverse engineering this dress I have to go by only this front and a blurry picture :D lol
But here is mine:
I added details of strings hanging from the bottom ruffled panel.....I love strings that move when one walks!
some shots of the mess all over the house with lace, trim, fabric and inspirations......
Picking out lace trims from the basket.....
The unfinished dress on the mannekin.
I kept an open book of Tasha Tudor's Private Life in front of me, It was soothing to see these pictures when I got frustrated. She did and made everything in this picture, from the gardens to the clothing.
I wore this dress for two days after it hung on the line to dry in the sun from dying it pink. It is soooo comfortable! It is my Pink Lawn Dress.....for when I have tea with my friends, the toads, grasshoppers, birds, and flowers LOL
And I finally know what it means to feel pretty in pink!
Am sharing this post with Faith, Grace, and Crafts
and with How Sweet the Sound Pink Saturday
- Lady of the Woods
- "Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.