For the 8th challenge of the HSF – by the sea – I looked at so many different inspiration pictures, and had such a difficult time to decide what/wich to make.
The candidates for this challenge where all beautiful and interesting in its own way, but there was always something to make me hesitate and in the end go for the 1930s dress.
Here are 10 of my favorite runner ups.
nr 8.This edwardian dress is so pretty and delicat looking and I love the pop of color. Sadly it seems like it is the accessories that makes this dress so beautiful, and I have no idea of where to get a pair of red gloves.
nr 4.This 1880s painting is so lovely, and I really want that dress (and that figure). After a few sketches of possible construction methods, I had to let it go as I neither have the time nor the economy to make it justice right now.
nr 3.On a totally different note I absolutely love this bathingsuite from the 1930s. After a bit of thinking about construction and fabric searching I decided that it was too intricate to make and appearently impossible to find a suiting fabric for.
nr 1.“Nordic summer evening” is one of my favourite swedish paintings, and the dress worn by the singer Karin Pyke is so graceful and elegant. I want it! Despite of the tight time schedule I decided to make it – I even bought the fabric (a cream colored striped cotton voile). It wasn’t until the last minute before draping the bodice i decided to go in another, much faster, direction with this challenge.