Friday, July 25, 2008

Edwardian Whites

Can you imagine the delight of donning this ensemble for a picnic on a summer afternoon? Another relic from the Bath Costume Museum, this is actually a corset cover and petticoat that would have been worn under street clothes. Nowadays, a lady would not be thought improper for appearing nearly anywear in something so lovely!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lavender Lady: We have not forgotten!

On this beautiful morning I was again reminded of how wonderful the Lavender Lady design is to wear! And I was so excited to find such a charming little coordinate for my sweet Juliana. I apologize for all who are anxiously awaiting the release of Lavender Lady, but I wanted to let you know, we have not forgotten! My time stays pretty full with these sweet little ones and other endeavors, but I do hope to have this pattern out ere long.



Friday, July 18, 2008

Little Gowns for Little Women

Have you ever seen anything so sweet as these delicate muslin girls' gowns we discovered in the Bath Costume Museum? Perfectly comfortable on sultry summer days!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Van Gogh's Mmlle. Gachet in her Garden at Auvers-sur-Oise. June 1890.

Here is a young woman enjoying the glories of a summer garden in the country of France. When we saw this painting, we couldn't help thinking its subject looked like she was wearing a dress made from the Catherine's Choice pattern! Fine art can afford some wonderful inspiration for planning a feminine wardrobe.

Image: 1st Oil