|Alice Illustrated in Agnes Richardson|
For Alice Illustrated's fourth Alice dress, I chose to dress her inspired by the utterly charming illustrations by Agnes Richardson. Very little is known about this English artist, or at least has been documented. I find this terribly sad, but the precious works she created for posters, postcards and children's books are her glorious legacy.
|Richardson's Reading to Alice|
|A full length view|
|A goose rather than a flamingo!|
The pinny is just that. There wasn't a detected tie in the back on the illustrations, and also there was the absence of straps. Hence, it would have been "pinned" to her bodice. A pinny. The pockets are round and gathered on the edge for a bit of fancy. She wears a black, flapper style, headband of silk around her soft brown curls.
|Black Cross-Strap Slippers|
The shoes are of black leather and are a basic slipper with a gently squared edge. The strap is one long piece of thinly cut leather that begins on one side, the instep, crosses around and buttons on the side with a thread loop and a tiny two-holed bronze colored button. She wears little white ankle socks to keep her feet warm.
|1920's Child's Shoes|
When I was researching the shoes, I saved off a pair of cross-strap child's shoes from the 20s, and also a very alluring pair of strappy flapper heels.
|Tonner's Alice in Stripes|
Miss E. Mouse
|Agnes Richardson Postcard|
|I want a pair of these!|
|Alice Illustrated with Friends From Jean|