|Little Lettie's Yellow Rose of Havanna|
|High top button boots by Fran's Heirlooms and matching parasol|
I normally like to photograph the steps it takes to create a costume, but sometimes I can't put the project down long enough, or even wish to stop the process, to take these photos. This was the case with Little Lettie's Yellow Rose of Havanna ensemble. The sheer puzzle of creating this kept my mind and nibble paws snipping and stitching straight through for two weeks. Now that is it complete, I'm not sure where to begin.
|The Paper Doll Illustration|
|A side view of the hat|
|A big bow|
It think its important to comprehend how feathered hats were made, like this, in the past. Layers of ostrich feathers were sewn together through the individual ribs of the feathers to create the density you see in the illustrations. This is more than I can do right now, so we have two skinny little feathers on Lettie's fancy hat.
I intend, fully, to enjoy this summer and spend June doing the outdoor things I love. Especially reading on the patio swing with my two dogs. But, July will come racing up on me if I don't plan well, and the next outfits I make will be 4th of July costumes for Big Lettie. Is this getting any easier? Not really. Each ensemble I create is completely different from the prior and the next. But, that is what keeps me interested. The challenge!
June 20th is Summer Solstice. Don't forget to plan a picnic in the shade of a grand old tree!
Miss E. Mouse
|Pintucks, high collar and Havanna sleeves|