Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm Dreaming of a 1914 Dress

Several years ago my parents bought me Anne Shirley's Wedding Dress pattern, and just this spring I've pulled it out with some fabric and started dreaming. I've had the gold silk duponi in my stash for a year or so now (shh...I only paid $2 for the yardage, thanks to one of my wonderful thrift stores!), the vintage buttons, and very recently picked up the lace fabric (also from the thrift store).


I'm thinking of making the underskirt with the silk, and then the whole dress out of the lace, but line the bodice with the silk also so it would be underneath the lace. Make sense? I'm not going to make the sleeves like the pattern, but I haven't come up with any other ideas yet.

After I publish this post, I'm going to look up what those buttons are saying. Here's hoping it's not anything to crazy! ;) Am I the only one who finds vintage metal buttons fascinating?


Do I have an occasion for this dress? no...
Why am I making it? um...for fun?

Maybe it's because of Downton Abbey? maybe...
Perhaps you like the Edwardian era? oh yes...
Or you grew up with Anne of Green Gables and always longed for a kindred spirit? most definitely...

4 comments:

Amanda Faith said...

Oh my goodness! I had no idea that you could get Anne of Green Gables patterns! I have always absolutely loved that dress. Please post pictures when you finish it!

Sarah said...

How lovely!! I am sure the finished dress will be gorgeous.

-Sarah

Naomi T. said...

I am looking forward to seeing the completion of this pattern. I love Anne of Green Gables. Especially the books but I also love the movies. :) You always manage to find the most amazing things to sew and beautiful notions to sew them with.

Cheri said...

Thankyou all. :) I will be sure to post pictures! Just tonight I started cutting into the silk. Fun, fun!