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The fabric is a liberty print in babycord.

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myladyswardrobe
Apr. 12th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thats so pretty and it REALLY suits you.

You definitely have a 1950s figure.

Ever seen The Darling Buds of May? There is a very young Catherine Zeta Jones in that and after her character's marriage, she wears the most sublime 1950s dresses and suits.
frualeydis
Apr. 12th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
No I haven't but thanks for the tip, I'm always looking out for more inspiring movies (can't thank you enough for telling me about Anne of a thousand days.
Chnaging subject: Since we're only stayin three days and bringin all the kids I guess we won't meet up this time I go to London. My hope is that I will be able to go alone for a few days in October though; maybe then?

/Eva
myladyswardrobe
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Darling Buds of May is based on a book (possibly series?) from the 1950s and is a miniseries. It is a lovely vignette of 1950s life on a farm - with a twist! Wonderfully eccentric in that peculiarly English way!

If you like Anne then try the "sister" film, Mary, Queen of Scots. And look out for a fantastic reference to a scene in Anne. I shan't say any more!

Perhaps we could meet up in London in October. No idea what I am doing then but so far nothing much.
frualeydis
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
I have Mary Queen of Scots taped, in fact I had it before I saw "Anne". But Anne is better.

/Eva
mmcnealy
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
That is a great looking dress on you!
bippimalin
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
You are so 50'ies looking in that photo. :)
I think I must remember to show you my 50'ies patternbook I found at a flea market. I don't think I've show it to you. It's a sort of ruler that is added to a regular measuring tape and using that all sorts of patterns supposedly will be created. I've never had time to test it and I've lended my copies of the patterns to Åsa, but once I have them back maybe we could try it out?
amber_laine
Apr. 12th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Okay, that is super cute. I would wear the hell outta that. You look great in it.
frualeydis
Apr. 13th, 2008 08:05 am (UTC)
Thanks. I am debating with myself whether or bring it to London. But it does take a tulle petticoat and those take up space.

/Eva

(Anonymous)
Apr. 21st, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Tulle Petticoat - Travel
I love your new dress-it's perfect for London's change-around Spring weather. Back in the day, we stuffed our petticoat in an old stocking - cut the foot off and hold the the petticoat and pull the stocking over it....tie a loose knot in each end, loose - because Customs will be sure to check it for contraband.
When you want to wear it pull the stocking off, shake it and wear. Save the stocking for your trip home.
Enjoy yourself!
Devon (A Dress a Day's mom)
frualeydis
Apr. 22nd, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
Re: Tulle Petticoat - Travel
Thank you for the tip. I didn't get it until I got back, but I will leave for the National Historians' Conference on Thursday so I will have use for it.

/Eva
(Anonymous)
Apr. 22nd, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful dress! I just followed the link from Dress A Day.

You could wear the petticoat on the plane, either with that dress or another dress. And wear it on the way home. That way, you won't have to worry about packing it.
seamstrix
Apr. 13th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
What a great outfit! The dress is lovely and the red accessories just make it!
frualeydis
Apr. 13th, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
Thank you; I feel really spiffy.

/Eva
marccarlson
Apr. 13th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Good dress.
frualeydis
Apr. 13th, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
Thanks. I fun to sew something else than medieval/renaissance clothes once in a while.

/Eva
isiswardrobe
Apr. 13th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC)
You look great! (And so do the dress) :-)
therru
Apr. 13th, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
Very nice! Where did you find the Liberty print fabric? I'm beginning to have a hard time finding good fabric these days...
frualeydis
Apr. 13th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
An eBay store called "katsfabrics".

/Eva
annalindqvist
Apr. 13th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
Looks great!

Anna
amonik
Apr. 14th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
Den är verkligen superfin!
frualeydis
Apr. 14th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
Tack. Nu är bara frågan vad jag ska sy till din bröllopsfest, och om jag hinner sy något.

/Eva
amonik
Apr. 14th, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
Vadå, du kan väl ha den där? Annars har du ju en massa annat fint.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 21st, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
What a great dress! It looks wonderful on you -- and killer shoes!

--Lee
http://whenshewasknitting.blogspot.com/
frualeydis
Apr. 22nd, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
Thanks! I do love them. They were a present from jehannearbonne when I got my doctor's degree.

/Eva
fabledneedle
Apr. 21st, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
beautiful! it looks great on you - and i love the shoes!
frualeydis
Apr. 22nd, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
Thanks. They are lovely really.

/Eva
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