Today while I’m busily catch-stitching the seams of my 1890s ballgown to the twill underlining (no mean feat, I can assure you) and adding the boning to the bodice my thoughts will be turning, no doubt to simplicity. For this ballgown is anything but simple. One of my main motivations for working on it is to just complete it so that I may turn to sundresses and other wearable frivolities.
Which brings me to today’s Pretty Pattern.
Don’t you just love the pattern illustration? I imagine that the girl in the yellow is from the country and has just arrived in New York and can’t help but stare up at the buildings surrounding her.
This pattern is one that could conceivably be started in the morning and finish in time to wear out that night! And I love it for that. With the temperatures rising, this is a great little Summer number. I even like the jaunty little jacket to wear with it in self fabric.This would be a wonderful pattern if you’re the type (like me) who tends to buy beautiful prints and not a whole lot of more practical solid fabrics.