First week's theme was 'Winter Wonderland' and I submitted a green pond weed hooded jacket.
This week I thought about a few different films that would be fun to sew. Some ideas included:
The Secret Garden
The Book Thief
And Miss Potter (2006). Which I decided to go with.
Here are some inspiration screen shots from the movie.
The movie was set in the early 1900s.
Lots of skirts, petticoats, over skirts, high neck lines and buttons were in for little girls.
Here is what I came up with:
Both pieces are heavily altered Geranium Dresses. You can buy the pattern here.
I included a little bit of hand embroidery to make it more authentically 'Potter' related.
The base dress is fully lined. I altered the bodice making the buttons in the front, adding a stand up collar, sleeves etc.
The collar was very easy to do and I love how it turned out. Would be so nice and snuggly with tights for winter.
Buttons detail. Unfortunately I did not have 4 the same.
The over dress is a bit of an apron/play cover. The pieces are pretty similar - I took about 4" off the length of the skirt and about an inch off the back bodice so it would sit nice and open to show the dress underneath. My machine did not really like sewing this fabric - it was too soft and fine. I am glad I used it though as it has been in my stash quite a while and it will be such a nice lining for the dress.
Thanks for reading along!
If you would like a tutorial on adding sleeves to your geranium as well or adding the collar or putting the buttons on the front please let me know in the comments below.