Friday, March 16, 2012
That's Sew Cinematic: Influenced by Rita!
When I was first thinking about what I wanted to sew for the Sew Cinematic Challenge, all I could think about was Rita Hayworth and her fabulous outfits (all the photos from here).
All of my favourite movies have Rita in them (Cover Girl, You were Never Lovelier, Gilda...among others)! I just love her sense of style.
Perhaps my favourite Rita outfits are the fabulous gowns that she wears!
Of course you know there is ONE gown. THE gown that I most associate with Rita:
I HAVE to make this gown (from the movie Gilda) and I have the perfect event. David is graduating from his Master's programme this June and they are having a black tie ball. How fun does that sound??? This dress would be perfect for just such an occasion!
I'll be sure to do lots of posts on the construction process. I'm already thinking of using Gertie's bombshell dress for the bodice of the gown! I'm doing the version of the gown pictured above (sans the big bow). This will probably be the last of my Sew Cinematic creations but I had to share my plans for it first because I'm so excited!!!
What do you think? Would you wear the Gilda gown? Which one of Rita's other outfits do you love the most?
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