I watched the movie for the clothes. I spent so much time analyzing the wardrobe and its wearability that I honestly can’t tell you what I think about the plot. No idea. The point is I *must* make this dress.
White works for me, I have an idea it’s the Tropical Answer to black.
I like these pictures, if you click you can see beautifully human details on Kate like fine lines and freckles. Maybe I’m nuts, but I tend to associate these “flaws” with beauty. I also like the honesty of her physical proportions as revealed by this dress. That’s what I like- the honesty. She’s beautiful, yes, yet she bears resemblance to many other beautiful women I know. Check out the link, it’s a series of paparazzi photos. As someone who takes volumes of photos to come up with one fit to show on this blog, I can appreciate how she looks nice in every picture in the stream.
I see cut-on sleeves, big buttons (making them functional would be fun), a narrow scoop neck, and a fitted skirt. I would probably peg it, though I’d leave the length.
Glammed up. I love her un-made-up photos better”
I’m debating about fabric. Medium weight linen springs to mind- it’s easy to sew, plentiful (here), and incredibly comfortable over a humid summer. This dress is so distinctive, I feel it deserves a special fabric. To me, simplicity of cut = complexity of fabric. What about this bamboo/nettle?
I swatched this recently from bamboofabrics store. Be still my beating heart. It’s absolutely, 100% stunning, whiter than the picture and the stripes of nettle are about 3/8″ apart. The ethics of production are exceptional and bamboo is insanely comfy. This fabric is the perfect weight and body for this dress. The problem? They’re out of stock until 2012.
That’s not so far away, but I would have to wait a few months.
I could use ordinary cotton sateen, but…. why? Blah.
The same shop carries this bamboo, but compared to the nettle it’s rather meh.
I’ve been eyeing this hemp from NearSeaNaturals for the better part of a year, but the color holds me back. I swatched it and except for the oatmeal color, it’s great. Off white makes me look ill.
I want to use an “ethical” fabric with a beautiful texture. I find hemp, bamboo and silk work well in our climate, so prefer to use them for garments I want to wear for a decade.
How would you approach this dress? Any ideas for gorgeously textured natural fibres? I’m sure there’s plenty I haven’t seen. Should I wait for the bamboo/nettle, or hurry up and make it already? Don’t you love Kate’s pretty crinkly eyes? Such a shame there’s not more photography of “beautiful people” that show those physical attributes.
And I have yet to begin obsessing over the buttons….. I’d appreciate leads!