Painting: Off, by Edmund B. Leighton
A few years ago I gathered some paintings of the 1800's depicting ladies in pretty styles and posted them along with the dresses I made to match them. I liked this one by Edmund B. Leighton. Since I have been trying my hand at water color paintings of my own sewing and clothing designs, I have been interested in how Edmind Leighton was able to so intricately paint the little floral print on this dress. I saw a fabric like this a few weeks ago and kept going back to look at it. My thought was "I have seen this somewhere and I want this fabric but I cannot remember why I wanted it." Now I see the painting again and I know what I was looking for. I did make a facsimile of the dress in Keepsake Calico with a similar print but I like the stripe pattern on the Leighton.
It is Saturday and as I am all prepared for Sunday, I am enjoying the last few hours of the day. I was able to get some fabric called "Bed and Breakfast Floral." If you see it at Joann.com it looks more orange, but in the light the flowers are a shell pink. I will show the completed project in a future post.