Sunday, April 10, 2016

Pretty Dresses


A casual dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on her visit to India. 



These patterns might work for this style:






Here are some more she wore in India









I have not sewn the Amazing Fit patterns, due to them seeming so complicated and many pieces, but the styles seem be in the shape of these dresses.

16 comments:

Mara said...

Catherine is so lovely. Princess Mary (of Denmark) is also another woman of style and grace.

ladypinktulip said...

Oh those dresses are lovely! Very feminine and pretty. Kelly T

Debbie Gnagey said...

I love how feminine and elegant these dresses are. I wish we could buy beautiful clothing in stores again.

Linda said...

They are so beautiful and feminine. I love them.
Linda

Lynn Maust said...

Lydia, they certainly are beautiful! The second one has a bare midriff which is 'out' for us...but it is the fabric that is so very eye-catchingly beautiful in both dresses, don't you think?

anonymous said...

Oh so pretty! The flowing fabric looks comfortable enough for hot muggy weather.

I think with a little searching through the pattern books available, one could find a match. Just a three quarter length sleeve shirt with a Neruh collar.

The skirt style I have seen before in the eveningwear section of the pattern books also.
Thank you for sharing.

Janet


anonymous said...

Some good choices for summer fabric would be silk, rayon, soft light weight linens and of course baptist or lawn without polyester.
Polyester in any fabric makes the body perspire because it is plastic.

Women in Victorian times wore many layers of clothing as well as corset and they were comfortable because their clothes were made of 100% cotton, silk, linen or wool which all breath and allow perspiration to cool the body.

There are winter and summer weights of all these fabrics including wool.
In fact my father's baby blanket is made of very fine wool and is soft even to the cheek of my face. Not the least rough.

Any dress made with summer weight fabric and of a loose style, so air may circulate around the body, will be serviceble during hot and humid weather.

Thank you Lydia for sharing. Your posts are so delightful and I really enjoy reading them.
Janet

paulahendrixbryant@gmail.com said...

Thank you for posting these pictures!

Especially like the casual dress!!


Paula H. Bryant

paulahendrixbryant@gmail.com said...

Thank you so much for posting these pictures, especially like the casual dress!

Paula Bryant said...

Thank you so much for posting these, especially like the casual dress, kinda rare to me to find a lovely,pleasant, casual dress.

Paula Bryant said...

Thank you for posting the pictures,especialy the casual; it is rare for me to see such a lovely,plesant casual dress.

living from glory to glory said...

Yes, what lovely dresses she wears. I think if we could find more everyday dresses that are easy to take care of and some warmer for winter and some for spring and summer it would start a new trend. Where are the marketing people not listening to the home makers that desire modest yet affordable clothing. Great post, simple yet true...
Always, Roxy

Lydia said...

Roxy the colors of the striped dress would be nice for a top or shawl or scarf, too.

Linda said...

Catherine dresses very well. These dresses are all beautiful! I love vintage. :)

Cynthia Gee said...

Don't be afraid of the Amazing Fit patterns - they're not as complicated as they look and the instructions take you through everything, step by step....and, the results are well worth it!

Lydia said...

Cynthia. Thanks for the encouragement. I am hoping to try one of the patterns soon. Lots of pieces, though.

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