Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring has sprung! (At least until this evening, when it decided to start snowing again.)

I spent last night very restlessly, mulling over how to make the panniers better. I think I have come up with an idea or two, but I have yet to put anything into action, because I spent the greater part of the day in my garden, and haven’t sewn a stitch all day long. (WHAT?!)

But, because I’ve been addicted to posting on pretty much daily basis, I couldn’t let the day completely pass without sharing something!

Because I was in the garden, I kept thinking of all the lovely spring-y and floral-y gowns that have caught my eye lately! (These all came from “OMG that dress!” tumblr. Which you should go to and drool over, if you’ve never seen it before. OMG that dress indeed.

(I selfishly wanted to keep it my little secret, but I love ya’ll too much to keep it secret forever.)

Paul Poiret ensemble ca. 1910-1911 via The Kyoto Costume Institute

tumblr_liuksn8WU21qcddvlo1_500Dress ca. 1763 via The McCord Museum

tumblr_li13riR3zR1qcddvlo1_5001950s dress via Timeless Vixen Vintage

tumblr_ljeo8rsKdF1qcddvlo1_500Christian Dior dress ca. 1955 via The Kyoto Costume Institute (I didn’t realize this gown had a floral motif at first – look closely; doesn’t it just remind you of a whole swath of slips?)

tumblr_liukpt3jwG1qcddvlo1_500Dress ca. 1750-1775 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

tumblr_ljd2pzQiLn1qcddvlo1_400Dress ca. 1887-1888 via Manchester City Galleries (Not that I have the perfect fabric in my stash for this gown. Nuh uh. And not at all that I’ve been craving a tennis dress for like…….what feels like forever.)

tumblr_ljcyboQ55N1qcddvlo1_500Charles Fredrick Worth dress ca. 1875-1876 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

tumblr_liujdqdNF31qcddvlo1_500Dress ca. 1775-1800 via The Costume Institute Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hopefully I can finish up weeding the flowerbeds and get the dishes under control so I can get back to sewing! Wish me luck! (Or pray the snow keeps coming – no weeding in the snow for me!)


  1. That Dior dress just makes my brain go numb. I love it so...

  2. Oh gosh, I know, right?! It's totally crazytown. <3

  3. The more I look at '10s and early teens dresses, the more I love the silhouette.

  4. So much eye candy... must... look... away.

    Mind is blown. Beautiful.

  5. Seriously!!! I have a whole bunch of them saved in my "someday" folder!

  6. *dies* yeah - it's horrible.