I screwed up my wrist on Thursday getting my office back together after the flooring was replaced so my dominant hand is going to be splinted for a while. Fortunately I had a few patterns either done or mostly done in reserve so this shouldn’t interrupt the schedule much… yesterday it was bad enough it was pretty much impossible to work a mouse, so one day late for this week ^^;
For those of you expecting a ballgowns type pattern this week… nope! Ballgowns are BIG patterns and take a lot longer than regular patterns. Instead, I decided to usher in spring with kimono, invoking images of cherry blossoms and early spring flowers
…as I was forced to give up precious pattern time to go out and shovel snow after that damn storm this week. This is the worst time of year: the time of year you’re just so done with winter, and you get occasional warm days and a couple of flowers starting to poke up through all the dead and you start to get your hopes up and then BAM! Blizzard, and more snowstorms yet to come 🙁
While I knew that this style of suit had been around since at least the 1950s, I would NOT have guessed the 1920s!
(I research the history/culture behind patterns I do)
When Coco Chanel introduced the style, it was completely revolutionary for women’s clothing. The skirt was a little longer, coming to the knee, but though two world wars, major cultural revolutions, it has remained. The fabrics and accessories change with the trends, the hems raise and fall in different combinations, but it has always stayed in style! Pretty cool 🙂
Enjoy, and let me know if you like it! I can always make it for other dolly sizes 🙂