To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Hilda Dress

I have a most lovely friend named Hilda Steiner, who once was a seamstress. She also loves to play in her flower garden. Two of my favorite things, sewing and flower garden playing! When we get together, which is not often enough, we like to chat about sewing or what color she is painting her bedroom, and she is always interested in what dress I am working on now. Well, one day she was sifting through her patterns and came across a couple that she thought I would appreciate and perhaps one day use. Well, sure enough, one caught my eye and I could feel them mouth started salivating, and my heart rate rose quite a bit. I had to tell myself, "Whoa Bessy" as my creative juices started revving into overdrive. The pattern she gave me is an original 1916 bodice and shirt ensemble. I am so in love!!! I set about looking for fashion illustrations to get an idea on color combinations and fabric ideas. I believe I have the perfect solid color fabric and am now on the look out for the stripe. And yah, I have the perfect shoes!!! I so cannot wait for the time when I find the second fabric and can start on this totally awesome dress!!! hahahahahaha!!!


  1. Oh my I love this pattern! It reminds me almost of a Beatrix Potter style. Yes please do hurry and make it so I can ask to borrow the pattern when you are done.