Mother and Son
by Fritz Zuber-Buhler
Tickling the Baby
by Franz Zuber-Buhler
by Frans Zuber-Buhler
For painting-inspired sewing, I've chosen the country styles of the Swiss painter, Frans Zuber-Buhler. In the previous post there are many paintings by Daniel Ridgeway Knight which have a similar style of country clothing.
To sew something similar in a modern dress, skirt, blouse or vest, I would suggest you look in the costume section of a pattern pattern book and adapt a pattern to every-day wear by altering the length or the sleeves to modernize it.
Or, sew one of these Neue Mode patterns, which can be worn as casual clothing. These are not costumes, but this pattern company does have a costume section. This selection has the look of the 19th century country clothing, with the wearableness of current day needs.
This Neue Mode pattern is available in the U.S and Europe and looks similar to the country clothing worn in the paintings. To make it look like a skirt and vest, just sew a different color skirt onto the bodice piece. Similar boots can be bought at discount stores everywhere.
Every year, pattern companies and department stores have a version of the all-time classic peasant blouse and skirt. This Neue Mode pattern combines the two into a dress.
Most patterns need adjusting at the shoulder and neckline. You can see instructions here on a previous post.
Another interesting Neue Mode pattern.
These patterns have no seam allowance added on the pattern, so if you are used to sewing patterns which include seam allowance, you'll have to remember to cut a seam allowance one-half inch to five-eighths inch around the paper pattern.
This might be of interest to several ladies who asked about sewing similar clothes to the country fashions shown in paintings on this blog.
You might also look for "Lanz" designs and patterns, a Swiss based company.