Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Empire Lives

I made the Empire Dress from Folkwear, and here is a video. Should I continue these videos, or should I continue the normal photo plus text format?

18 comments:

KayY said...

I like the video feature - you could augment it with some stills showing details of the garment (like the little ribbon whatchamacallit) perhaps.

KayY said...

Oops. I forgot to add that I like the dress on you very much.

emelle said...

Frequent reader, rare poster (on any blog). I like the you tubes very much....and the dress on you. The fabric is a very interesting find and works well with your coloring. Nice job.

Alexandra said...

Love the dress, love the vids. Please keep them coming.

Lisette M said...

The dress has a beautiful neckline, it looks wonderful on you. I love the videos so please keep on making them!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I agree with Kay that a combo of video and pics for the more intricate details (such as the bra strap) would be wonderful.

I like the dress very much and can see how it would be a staple in your summer wardrobe. Comfy and cool to great features for summertime dressing!

Beryl said...

I made that pattern almost 20 years ago as a costume. I remember it being very, very low in front. Did you raise the neckline, or have I just gotten less modest? The older I get, the more I wonder why I didn't flash a little more skin when I was younger. Like the Parking Lot song (Big Yellow Taxi?) says, "Don't it always seem to go, you don't know what you've got til it's gone".

Because my computer keeps stopping and (according to my computer savvy son) buffering during your video, I prefer the pictures and text. But you do a great job at both.

Isabelle said...

I LOVE your videos: seeing the garments in action adds so much to getting a feel of how they hang, etc. Maybe you could add a few detail pictures and one full shot of yourself in the garment, for those who can't upload vids easily - would probably help with referencing, too.

Isabelle said...

PS: your dress is gorgeous. Regency garments are among my favourite and I love how it looks a little "period", but still perfectly wearable. Very tempted to get this pattern!

Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...

Thanks for your comments! Beryl, I did not raise the neckline. That said, I think that someone more well-endowed than me would definitely be showing the 'goods' while wearing this dress.

Heidi said...

Very cute!

Liana said...

I like this on you very much! Great color and fabric, perfect for the style. The videos are awfully nice, but a few detail photos would be nice, too. :)

Tully said...

This was my favorite dress style to wear thru High School and first year college in FL 1970-73 using the hand printed fabrics from a place in Key West at that time.
I have looked for a similar pattern for a year now wanting to make it again for summer. I hadn't seen the Folkwear pattern. Thank you so much -it's perfect and looks great! Now just to order the pattern.

meredithp said...

Oh, Darcy, Oh Elizabeth...er..sorry, I do love me some Regency! Great dress. Funny, when I collected and made Folkwear in the 70's and 80's, I don't recall size 14 being small. Ha ha! Boy have things changed for me!

I like the dress and the fabric you used. I also like your videos, but are they more or less trouble than text and photos? Just please keep posting, regardless of format!

Hellenne said...

I just found your site and I LOVE this video feature! This is great, very helpful, too. And of course you look great in the dress. Thank you!

Lucia said...

what a great idea to show the dress in a videoclip! Great find for a great dress:)

Trudy Callan said...

I found the video very helpful. I love your empire dress. Thank you for pointing out the special things you did.

mytoothfairypillow said...

I really like the idea of posting video of the completed projects. We can get an all around view of the cut/fit/style. Photos are great, but the video is a great added view.
Thanks for posting.