I remember the first time I saw the movie "Rear Window." what a great movie by the way, a true suspense thriller. Grace Kelly walked in in this lovely suit, and then....
www.meggipeg.com. Look at the stunning version of the costume that she created.
I also posted a sketch of this glorious dress last week.
Take another look at the sketch and notice that the final version of the gown wasn't as elaborate as the sketch.
Rosy of Sewingadicta did a beautiful copy of the gown, but she hand painted the motif on the skirt. You can see her full post on the process HERE.
Edith Head realized that the average American woman loved her designs and wanted to look like movie stars. She was extremely successful at marketing her brand, designing patterns for Advance, Butterick and Vogue. The Advance Patterns are a little more difficult to find and when you do, they are rather expensive.
I found this website where you can purchase your own copy of an Edith Head sketch. They are reproductions and there are many available.
And finally, one last video. It's a short documentary, a little over 8 minutes long. It features Edith Head and talks about what it takes to be a costume designer. I thought it was very interesting and fun to watch.
I hope the sun is shining wherever you, and if not in the sky, at least in your heart.
Have a wonderful week!