REVISED: 27 March 2012
Welcome to That's Sew Cinematic! I am really excited to get this project off the ground, as it has been in the back of my mind for quite some time. One of my goals this year is to sew more mix-and-match pieces; ultimately ending up with a handmade wardrobe full of interchangeable pieces and less closet orphans! I plan on making the following (and boy was it hard to narrow down my list!):
FROCKS FROM THE FLICKS
I love Mary's beautiful dress that she wore to both the flower show and the garden party. The crispness of the stripes and the softness of the lace is so pretty! I have some beautiful blue and white striped seersucker and vintage lace to make this and I plan on using Folkwear's Garden Party pattern with a few modernizations. Adding one of Tilly's bow belts is definitely in the plan.
Another dress I fell in love with is Vera's floral frock from The Edge of Love. While the movie left me a bit 'meh,' the costumes were spectacular! I love how Caitlin and Vera pair their decidedly delicate dresses with warm tights and wellies. :) My kind of girls! I have some beautiful floral rayon challis that would be ideal, especially paired with Colette Patterns' Oolong.
Although Sybil is my favourite Crawley sister, it's Mary's style that appeals to me most, especially this pretty lace blouse. I have some lovely cotton gauze that has been waiting for the perfect project. Folkwear's Armistice Blouse pattern is just the thing to help me recreate this look.
Ask me how much I love De-Lovely? A lot! Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, amazing music, and terrific costumes combine to make a really wonderful film. I have had Linda Porter's (Ashley Judd) lounging outfit in my inspiration folder for some time and it simply would not sit unsewn any longer. I plan on making the tunic top using Sorbetto.
Much like Linda, Lady Edith was not about to remain silent in this project, either. Once I had picked up two metres of this lovely poly-blend fabric, she insisted that her lovely floral blouse (beautifully recreated by Stephanie) be included. Who am I to ignore the requests of a lady? Butterick 8477, with a little help from Jasmine, brought my version to life.
I recently saw The Lorax and not only fell in love with the story and the incredible use of colour, but also with Audrey's outfit. I love the green and blue knit shirt worn under a bright sheath-style tunic. Sewaholic's Renfrew is ideal for the top and I think a bit of self-drafting / franken patterning is needed for the dress.
FEATURE FILM FOUNDATIONS
Pinching more inspiration from Lady Mary Crawley, I plan on making the pretty skirt that she wore with her lace blouse. I am not going for an exact recreation (see Stephanie's beautiful version here), but more of a nod to Lady Mary's style and the style of the period.
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