Good Morning! I hope your week is off to a great start.
We had our neighborhood garden walk yesterday, so of course my husband and I worked like crazy to get the garden ready. Nothing like straightening up before company arrives!! I tried to take a video of my garden, but I need to figure out how to correctly upload it. I was so frustrated and I thought to myself, "every Tom, Dick and Harry can upload the silliest things and yet, I can't figure this out." Oh well, I will, I'm determined!
So now for a little fun for this Monday morning. Today I want to share my favorite book, the fashion of Madeleine Vionnet. I wasn't able to find the exact edition that I have, but here is a link to an updated version, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1452110697/ref=asc_df_14521106972651299?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=pg-1583-100-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395097&creativeASIN=1452110697. Be fair warned, this is not an inexpensive book, but the book is so jammed packed with wonderful pictures and patterns that I think if you can only choose one book, this would be the one that I would like to have. Thankfully, I got lucky quite a few years ago and was able to buy mine for a song. Lucky!
Here is an example of one of the many garments that have patterns drawn out.
Below, the top of the dress is completely smocked,
The drawings in the book are so well done.
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11027/vionnet-in-miniature and below are just a few of their creations.
So, that's it for this Monday morning.
Wishing you all the loveliest of weeks!