Friday, June 10, 2011

#3 outfit based on a watercolor/collage

It has been a year since I worked on this series but, I didn't forget about it.
I came up with a plan to work on a collection of girl's outfits based on a painting. I'm still not ready to reveal the artist.

This dress is the second in the series and I used a pattern from 1973. It is the same exact one I used for the other dress which was in orange. What is sort of fun about it is this is the year the artist died and it's also the year a certain someone was 3 and would have worn this size. Can you guess who?

It is made of purple linen in a medium weight just like the other one.

I love the pinafore ruffle style on the bodice and the wide sash that ties in a bow in the back. Those are some ruffles, right?

This project may take me a long time but I do hope to complete it someday and in my dreams have little girls modeling them and in the right setting as in the painting. Hmmm, we will see.

Here are # 1 and # 2


Amelia Plum said...

i think the purple looks lovely on little miss s. it's perfect with her coloring.

melissa said...

gorgeous clothes, nancy. i don't think i know the artist, but it is an intriguing idea and project.

Lauren said...

What a great idea and a cute dress! I think I know the artist, but I won't say.