My Sew-Sew Life: Tom & Linda Platt’s Dress, Vogue Pattern 1348, for Style Imitating Art

It’s time for another Style Imitating Art entry.

The challenge art work for this round is curated by Kim of Fierce Fashion. She has picked Bouquet of Wild Flowers by Odilon Redin, a member of the 19th century French avant-garde art movement.

Bouquet of Wild Flowers
Odilon Redon
Date: c.1900
Style: Realism, Symbolism
Genre: flower painting
Media: oil, canvas

My Take On This Artwork

I was inspired by the flower subject matter and colors that Redin used and the fact that it is slightly impressionistic. I noticed that the above description says “realism” but I just don’t see that, as least as compared to the Dutch Realists still-life painters of the 17th century.

My dress has an impressionistic flower motif with many of the same colors Redin used in his painting. Also, I created this Vogue pattern dress for an event that was held at a botanical garden. Even my background is full of flowers.

The fabric is a Nicole Miller design, Petal Power from Joanne’s Fabric. Three years ago, she did a limited line of designs for them. All of her designs were beautiful and I’ve have always been a bit sad that she hasn’t designed more fabric.

This 100 % polyester fabric consists of two layers: a bottom printed solid layer, and a sheer printed layer on top. As the two printed layers move against each other, they give off a somewhat three-dimensional feel. Blue was even worked into the color palette with the oranges, reds, yellows and greens, along with white and black.

This dress and it’s making was a subject of an earlier post. If you want more details of the actual pattern, sewing experience and just a lot more photos, please go to My Sew-Sew Life-New Floral Spring Dress. This dress has always been one of my favorite makes and this pattern is still in print. It must be very popular!

If you want to have some fun, check this bi-weekly challenge out. Every Monday, there is a post on the ladies’ websites announcing what art work is going to be used. You don’t have to have a blog or even an Instagram account to participate-just send your photo (if its from your blog or IG, that will be published too). Include a statement of how that work of art influenced your decisions in styling your look. There are no wrong answers and all submissions will be published the next Wednesday by the curator for that round. Check it and them out!

Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks (this weeks curator)

Kim of Fierce Fashion

Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey

That’s it for this SIA

Take care & stay creative

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