Today, I got to wear my 1896 FIT Sailor Dress to the Nampa Depot Days! It was a fun day and the 101 degree heat truly wasn't that bad. I do believe I will have to wear white or some shade of white to all summer events...it really is cooling. Marilyn joined me there and we were 1890s Ladies! She wore an outfit I made quite a while ago that was inspired by the movie "An Ideal Husband". It is the bicycle outfit that Lady Gertrude Chiltern wore...I love that movie! My only issue, as always, was my feet. I am a flip flops or bare feet girl and wearing any sort of heels sends my feet into fits of apoplexy... But I am home now, shoes off, feet up and taking it easy!
My son, Cody, took these pictures for me. I think he did a really great job! Thank you son!
Inspiration dress: The Museum at FIT
The sun and the off white fabric...not good playmates. But the red did well!
Three petticoats were worn to get the correct support for the skirt!
Yes, I was really this tired!
Back to the pond at my parents' house I went for "sea side" photographs!
Need to get the boater straight!
Someone recently installed park benches around the pond! I think they knew I would need a spot to sit while wearing my dresses and high heeled shoes!
The shoes of doom. I truly don't ever, ever, ever want to wear these again!!
Marilyn and I with some of the beautiful cars at the Depot!
I hope you are all having a nice, cool, comfortable day my friends!!
Looking fabulous, as ever. Well done to Cody! And the shoes look lovely (even if they are Pure Evil).ReplyDelete
Thank you BT!! Cody was fun to photo with. He even suggested poses!! Yes those shoes....PURE EVIL!!!! Hahaha!!Delete
I was in the costume display at Costume College and overheard some people raving over how beautiful your sailor dress is. Thought you'd like to hear it.ReplyDelete
Oh what fun to hear!! Thank you Tracey! I hope you had a wonderful time at Coco!! My friend Josie was in charge of dressing the mannequins for the Cavalcade of Costumes and the pictures I saw....the display was magnificent!!Delete
Sometimes I wonder how it is possible for a single person (that's you!) to have so much talent! You, Gina, AMAZE me with each outstanding outfit you seemingly just "throw together" - and, your 1896 sailor dress certainly fits the description of perfection!! Seriously, your ensemble belongs in the FIT museum & your seaside photographs belong in an art gallery! (Now, if only there could be an exhibit dedicated to displaying your fantastic work? :)ReplyDelete
Keep inspiring us, Anneliese :)
Oh Anneliese! You are such a sweetie! Thank you always for your incredible comments on the things I make! You always know just what to say to cause me to think that yes, this is a good hobby to be in!!Delete
Your Sailor dress is just too too darling for words! You look as if you just stepped out of the past...so so darling and the pictures your son took ar amazing. He captured so may brilliant colors in both water and sky. He has a great eye for photography.
Ok, so, I have to ask you, what patterns did you use for both your costumes?? I'm also in love with your sweet bicycling jacket :-D.
Thank you Cori! I was really pleased with how this outfit turned out and it was super comfy to wear!! I think Cody had a great time with the photo session... And he didn't grouse about taking the pictures!! He even volunteered his shoes for me to wear because my feet hurt so badly!! He's a good boy!!Delete
The patterns I used were these....
Sleeves: Simplicity 9453
Blouse Body: Truly Victorian 1890s shirtwaist
Skirt: Butterick 3418
Collar: self drafted
Hope that helps!
Wow, your entire outfit is both stunning and adorable. Your outfits are always inspiring.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Danielle!! It was a fun outfit to wear!Delete
Another superb creation! The color of your outfit are so lovely ~ and the shoes are perfect even if they are evil. ;) ❤ReplyDelete
bonita of Lavender & Twill
Thank you Bonita! I searched for quite a while for the right shade of red and think I did a pretty ok job... Boise is not a hot bed for fabric... And those shoes...I may give to Rosie to eat!!!Delete
This dress is AMAZING!!! My dream dress, if anything ever was. Wish I could recreate it as well as you did! All the details, silhouette, everything is my favorite. :) If you ever go to sell it (not that you do that with your dresses, but just in case...), I'll be the first in line! If I lived near you, I'd be pestering you to let me borrow it. :) Great job, and spectacular photos! Thanks so much for sharing with us and inspiring us. (PS. I found your blog through Historical Sewing, and the same week my new friend Esther from "Dolly Creates" told me about you. So I just had to look you up!)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Sarah! Your compliments are wonderful! Both Jennifer of HS and Esther of DC are such lovely ladies! I am so happy you found my blog!!Delete