|"The Soul of the Rose" by John William Waterhouse|
Image from jwwaterhouse.com
In high school I was absolutely obsessed with Pre-Raphaelite art. And while it is not all pretty ladies and knights in shining armor, I will admit, the beautiful ladies and their fabulous titian hair and long flowing gowns are what originally caught my attention.
So it is not surprising that when I was able to choose my own pattern and fabric, this is the dress that I came up with. I can clearly remember that the beautiful rayon fabric was the most expensive yardage I had ever purchased, but once it caught my eye, I had to have it! And I think Waterhouse would have approved!
Although the dress is no longer my favored style, it sure is fun to pull out early projects. Back then, if it covered the ankles and wrists, it was okay with me. The more old fashioned, the better.
The only thing that can account for this bout of nostalgia is my recent birthday (and the reason this dress was pulled out of the closet). Silly, right? The more things change, the more they stay the same . . .
|"April Love" by Arthur Hughes|
Dress: Made by me, McCalls 9107
Shoes: Nine West “Burg” in Medium Pink