Sunday, December 5, 2010

It´s a Wonderful Life 1946 (The Movie of December)

 One project that I had when I started this blog was I sewing the costumes that appear in old films,  always appealed to me fashion taht wearing those wonderful actresses that you can´t find in stores.
 Over time the idea  somewhat has been  forgotten by me, in part because time does not do anymore.
 But now I´m ready to get it back and I promised myself once a month (minimum) sew a dress or clothing that appears in one of the movies from my collection.
 So the beginning of every month, I will choose a movie and show all the beautiful dresses that can be show in it.
 Of all those dresses , I will choose one for sewing for me.
 And since we´re in the month of Christmas, the film is better able to enjoy the classic
                                         "It´s a Wonderful Life" .  Isn´t it a good choose???
                                              So you prepare many boxes of kleenex!!!

 Attention to this image! The girl wears a waistcoat with a little capelet and the neck is the same fabric as the skirt, I´m in love whit it!!!   It´s the elect!!

                                    A beautiful organza dress whit embroidered blossoms
                                           Isn´t that a lovely hat???
                                                 A view of the hat from behind...

                                                      Clarence, a lovely angel...
                                                 A spectacular lace neck dress
 They say that when a bell rings is because one angel has got the wings...                                                                                                                         

  Then, this model is chosen, I will use for waitcoast a lighweight Welsh wool fabric and for the skirt and neck a rest black fabric, everything is from my stash, so I will not have to buy nothing to the outfit of the month.
 I did a little drawing  with lines to outfit as a guide, the original waistcoat has covered buttons from the same fabric, but I´m deciding whether line them of black fabric, I love the contrast..... What do you think?


  1. What a wonderful idea - to sew ideas from old movies. When I was quite young, I would fall under the spell of one movie or another, and then all my sewing was influenced by it. I remember my "Dr. Zhivago period" and my "Jane Eyre period". It drove my mother crazy. I still keep a notepad close by when I watch movies, in case I see a detail on an outfit that I want to remember for later.

    "It's a Wonderful Life" is one of my favourite Christmas movies - the other one is "Miracle on 34th Street" - the original version. (Also full of wonderful clothes.)

  2. Oh what an exciting project! I'm also very inspired when I watch a movie, I always focus on the dresses and outfits! Good luck with your project!

  3. Oh wow! that's going to be a fantastic outfit! I love the little capelet and the contrasting collar! You are an amazing drawer too!! Can't wait to see this!

  4. I had forgotten what fabulous fashions the women are wearing in this movie! What a fantastic idea to pick your favorite outfit to sew. I love the one you picked! I like your idea of doing the buttons in black for contrast.

    Happy Sewing!

  5. I've never seen the film, but I bought a copy this year to watch at Christmas - I can't wait. That outfit is going to be beautiful, I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  6. Oh! que buena idea de hacerte esos vestidos, no he visto esta pelicula pero espero encntrarla para verla, los vestidos son hermosos!!!
    Espero ver lo que te hagas este mes y por supuesto los que vengan!!

  7. What lovely images from the movie - all very inspirational! I like the idea of contrasting buttons - I have to say that fabric is yummy!

  8. Wow! Impressive idea! Can't wait to see more photos!

  9. Thanks for sharing all of the great pics from the movie :)

    Just wanted to pop over and say thanks for following my blog!



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