Friday, June 07, 2024

More of The Lost Art of Dress; Molly Gibson Sewing Ideas


Greetings and welcome. The video is at the end of this page.

Today I talked about the book "The Lost Art of Dress" with a particular message to home makers.

Here are the other books that refer to good grooming.

Another Elizabeth Gaskell story, North and South is available on FreVe, a free app from Amazon.  It covers the era of the cotton mills in England, where many single women and children worked.  You can order the DVD on Amazon, EBay, and other websites.

Another video I referred to was Princess Cut. 
You can watch it here:

This young lady was not at a job outside the home, except for helping the family during harvest.

You can get a DVD set of Elizabeth Gaskell stories, which includes behind the scenes interviews.

In the above picture, the second lady from the left is Molly Gibson in her blue dress with white blouse. 

Today I illustrated the difference between being crude and refined, with crude oil and refined oil. 
Tea today was cinnamon Stress Soother from Traditional Medicinals.

From the first episode of Wives and Daughters, I created a "Literature Inspired Sewing " planning sheet. The planner  I sketched years ago, was called "Painting Inspired Sewing" where I used clothing from paintings, and I actually sewed all of them. 

There is a Pinterest collection of photos from Wives and Daughters, showing Molly's costumes.
Molly's Tartan Dress. I copied it in the sketch on the Sewing Planning Sheet.
This is Molly's yellow dress with lace collar and sage green shawl, which I showed in the last sketch on the Literature Inspired Sewing Sheet.

I quite like Cynthia's dress on the right, and think I can get the embroidered fabric.

Today's Dress for Home

Fabric: Brother Sister Designs, from Hobby Lobby.

Going out

With Apron

With Accessory (Woven scarf)


Mrs. White said...

The apron on the house dress looks so beautiful. I appreciate all the effort and wisdom you put into your posts and videos!

Lydia said...

Mrs. White: Thank you. I try to match the aprons and jackets by color , to the dress