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?

9 comments:

  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.)

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!!

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  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!

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

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

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

    Carrie
    http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

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