|The Neo-Classic Look|
Ancient Greek styles inspired Vionnet to turned a design corner in western women's fashion
|Some of my favorite Vionnet|
creations are her petal dresses
She had a natural hands on feeling for fit - an understanding between a piece of cloth and a woman's body.
She developed new ways of working with gravity and the release of her cloth, to find the perfect hang of a garment.
She created beauty from cloth and form by draping, not from a sketch.
I know I'm residing in a corner of her atelier every time I setup Conchita, my dress form, and prepare my muslin.
Traveling back through time, to be inspired by Madame Vionnet is just one more thing that keeps me . . .
Enchanted by Sewing
|A little tissue and inspiration from my Betty Kirke Vionnnet book|
helps me to imagine creating the perfect petal dress.
|It looks like Holly the Dolly is more suited to |
rounded petals in the Petal Dress tissue pattern
I created for her.