An Early Christmas Present

51-g3DrCi5L._SL500_AA300_ My friend Krissy gave me the most wonderful(!) book (along with some fabulous vintage hair clips and some silk) for Christmas – Floral Frocks: A Celebration of the Floral Printed Dress from 1900 to Today by Jo Turney.

By far, my favorite type of fabric is the floral print and this book seriously brings it. This book has everything: photos of fabrics, photos of dresses and photos of fabulous everyday folk wearing said dresses. I'm absolutely in love with this book! Highly recommended for the vintage lover/sewer in your life.

Floralfrock

Thanks, Krissy!

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.

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  1. Lucky duck! your photos all lined up of all of your dresses are awesome.

  2. Ooh lovely prezzie! That yellow one is a Horrockses, non? Some of us London sewing bloggers went to the exhibition: http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/2010/08/horrockses-fashions.html

  3. What a wonderful friend she must be because that is a great gift. I had hoped Krissy was well, as I was following her blog but she has not posted in a long time.
    I would love to have that pattern for the dress on the right but made from the material on the left. What a great book. I know you will enjoy it. Merry Christmas.