Linen NRA dress, a daytime version concluded.

It turned out pretty well. I like the buttons and the accessories keep the dress from looking like a maid's uniform.

When I was taking the photos, I couldn't help but think of this photograph. My great Grandmother is the one in the light colored dress.

A few more pictures of the linen dress are on NVL.

20 comments:

  1. You're adorable in that outfit.

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  2. wow you amaze me every time i stop by...no i wasnt at cicada that sunday but i love to go...and i love to see janet and her boys! hope to run into ya one day! i love how amazingly talented you are at sewing...uuuhmmmm envy!

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  3. Stunning. You've done a superb job!

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  4. great dress and it looks great on you!

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  5. That is gorgeous! Really beautiful job and it looks fabulous!

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  6. It turned out beautifully and I LOOOVE your hat!!

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  7. It turned out so perfectly! You always looks picture perfect!

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  8. I love it! And it gives you such a lovely shape. You should certainly strut your stuff. Also, amazing cloche.

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  9. Thanks everyone!
    Once I got my act together the dress came together fairly quickly. Its a bit large on the sides, I added a bit too much ease, but the belt helps that a lot.

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  10. Simple and elegant. I especially like the hat. Did you make that as well?

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  11. You look lovely. The hat really completes the outfit.

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  12. Where did you get the cool shoes?

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  13. You look so gorgeous! I love the contrast collar and sleeve cuffs--so smart (as they would say in the 30s ;).

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  14. Wow! Simply, Wow. You look stunning. I love the hat. Did you make that as well? Congrats on a terrific outfit.

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  15. I love it! The dress is gorgeous and the hat puts it over the top.

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  16. The dress looks fantastic on you, and that hat is magnificent.

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  17. I know this is an old post but you know so well what fits and drapes well on your body and I'm totally impressed by you - [me] being someone who is struggling with embracing their measurements.

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  18. You are incredible...that dress and hat are to die for!!!!!!

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