For this week I was inspired by a few different garments from the show. I fell for one the gowns from the fashion show that Lady Mary and her aunt Lady Rosamund attends. I also loved the idea of hand stamped fabric from one of Rose’s dresses. So, this post combines both.
This dress is apparently from the time period! It was rescued, new beads were added and a new lining helped to give it structure. I love this! The shape of the bottom part of this dress inspired my design that I came up with for my print. I found a pattern from the 20’s and came up with this look.
Lady Rose’s dress has a beautiful flower print. I thought that making my own linoleum stamp would be perfect for my next design! I thought that creating a rounded clutch would match the shape well. I came up with a design, drew it, carved it and then stamped it on fabric that was in a blue/purple tone. I always like the look of white stamped in color and decided to go in that direction.
Since I have been painting for over 20 years, this made a lot of sense to me. I love sewing and creating something that I could stamp my own design with is amazing! I am looking forward to creating new designs with this!
Get the Look!
Her gloves caught my attention. I could not find any gloves that had buttons on top. I thought that this is something that could be easily designed into a sewing pattern. Creating this look shouldn’t be that difficult. Here is a pattern offered from VtgFashionLibrary. A few buttons could be added to the top of this pattern and these gloves would be amazing!
I also came across a necklace that has a similar length and use of clear beads. This is found in TrulyNewVintage‘s Etsy shop. Her shop has some great Downton Abbey inspired pieces as well! Kindred spirit!
I tried to look up a bunch of dresses that matched Rose’s. I found a few that were almost, but didn’t quite match. These can be found in my Favorites on Etsy. I found a dress that reminded me of the one that walked down the runway. These dresses are hand made per order from WearDreamsAreMade:
My last item isn’t found on Etsy. It is a book that I already own that is AMAZING! If you love vintage dresses, jewelry, shoes, then you would love this book. It shows you how to recreate certain looks from different time periods. Her finger wave in this look can be found in this book! I got my copy at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR.
Have you ever printed on fabric?