Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Little Blue Dress
For the Fashion Icon challenge I chose Audrey Hepburn and The Little Black Dress, but instead of black I picked blue. Just like every woman needs a Little Black Dress, every little girl needs a Little Blue Dress.
Book Report Dress which features the same type of pockets. I had that idea all set before and I have also been sewing ahead of schedule (thanks to the wonderful advice from contestants from previous seasons). This is a very wearable dress that my daughter will definitely wear to Sunday School, also it will last a long time.
CP shared photos of the insides of her creations during Season 4 (so I'm stealing her idea) and I really appreciated seeing the effort she put into the details that you don't see from the outside, not mention her awesome sewing skills!
The large pink bow in front off center on the mink pullover was made out of a thrifted pink wool sweater that I wet felted (hot water washer, then hot dryer) then cut and assembled. The pink bow is removable giving versatility so the pullover can have more than one look. Besides sewing I also knit (do you knit, too? I'm saganaga @ Ravelry). I have worked with wet felting knitted wool before and thought this type of material and texture would work really well with outerwear. What's really great is that when knitted wool is wet felted it become really thick & sturdy, also the edges don't fray.
:: Fun fact: You know what is funny? I've never seen an Audrey Hepburn movie! Any suggestions as to which one I should watch first?
:: Inspiration: Audrey Hepburn and The Little Black Dress (sleeveless sheath dress ~ check, mink pullover ~ check, hair in bun on top of head ~ check, big dark sun glasses ~ check, flats for shoes ~ check)
:: Detail inspiration: mixing textures, everything looks so soft, it just makes you want to reach out and touch it!
:: Photo shoot location: white hallways inside the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis
:: Font: Sabrina in Tiffany blue
flickr pool, they are awesome! I think the Fashion Icon challenge has been my favorite one ever!!
Also I just quickly wanted to mention that I will be back with more details about my PR&P season 5 looks & some tutorials when season 5 is all done.
The Little Blue Dress
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