Floral frock - made by me // Grey tulle skirt - Kellie Falconer Design
ballet flats by Crocs // spoon ring - gift
It's been such a long time since I've sewn anything for my very own self, just because. Not for a prototype, not sourcing materials and making sure they are procurable in bulk. Just the last three yards of a beautiful summer clearance fabric that cried out to be made into this dress and worn to the contra dance.
I found this gorgeous copy (just drink in the typography on the cover!) of Random Harvest at the thrift store the other day and couldn't be more thrilled. The 1942 adaptation is one of my favorite movies, and I've heard reports that the book more than holds it's own as well.
Hilton's description of autumnal London:
"For London... was of all cities in the world the most autumnal - its mellow brickwork harmonzing with fallen leaves and October sunsets, just as the etched grays of November composed themselves with the light and shade of Portland stone. There was a charm, a deathless charm, about a city whose inhabitants went about muttering, "The nights are drawing in," as if it were a spell to invoke the vast, sprawling creature-comfort of winter. Indeed no phrase...better expressed the feeling of blanketed enclosure, of almost stupefying cosiness, that blankets London throughout the dark months - a sort of spiritual central heating, warm and sometimes weepy, but not depressing - a Dickensian, never a Proustian fog."
Paired with the new frock; the Grey Tulle skirt is now on our shop shelves! I take great care to find the perfect material for the lining of each tulle skirt, and this grey Duchess slipper satin is absolutely dreamy. So heavily draping and liquid.
Won't you stop by the Wall Tent Studio this evening and catch the last few chapters of Bleak House with me? The rocking chair is on the porch and I'd love to show you what I've been working on first hand...