30 December 2008


Want. Want. Want.

Firstly, I would like to note how very similar it is to a pink dress given to me by one Ms. Julianna Rose Dow, that to this day is one of my favorite items of clothinks.

However, I am more obsessed with it because of its similarity to the dress worn by Deborah Kerr (swoon!) here:

Yes, there are dissimilarities, but mostly on the plus side, don't you think? The sleeves are definitely better on this pattern, and the tiny jacket that isn't a bolero is kind of all sorts of awesome, don't you think? Unfortunately, the Etsy seller currently holding this beautiful Kimono-sleeved delight hostage has it in B36. (And, yes, I know that I could just resize it. But seriously, if I buy it intending to do that I will just sit around not doing it for years and the whole thing will go to waste. I'll only be depriving some bustier lady the joy of using it)

A more accurate version of the Kerr dress is this one:

Which I have been keeping an eye on for a while, because it is my size, and then it dropped in price and I almost bought it, except that it is a pre-cut perforated pattern and I don't know if I could handle the technical aspects of it in a perforated pattern.

Sigh. I guess my dreams of singing in French to Gramma Janou are all for naught. At least for now.


  1. i am close to positive that pattern IS the dress i gave you. it was home sewn wasn't it?

  2. It was, but there are some differences. The dress you gave me has set-in sleeves, not kimono, and has pin-tucks rather than lace trim.

    I've found a few patterns very close to the one you gave me, but none that are exactly it.