Hello to all my WordPress friends and blog subscribers. I am very happy to introduce you to Miss Norma Naomi Carol, the name I selected for the dress I’ve finally completed for the 1930s Sew-along with Norma. I love selecting a name for an outfit I have completed. I chose this name as a way to say thank you to the three WordPress bloggers who have seen me through this year long learning experience. Norma started it with the challenge to sew a 1930s style using techniques appropriate to the period. Carol generously provided material from her research which she posted at her blog and some which she emailed me during the early stages of the sew-along. Naomi gave me ongoing support and encouragement as I worked my way through the stumbling blocks and challenges that come with going outside one’s usual repertoire of sewing techniques. I hope you will accept this homage as my way of saying “Thank You Very Much!”
I will let the photos do the rest. . .
I decided that since this is an interpretation of a Depression Era style, accessorization should be very simple and kept at a minimum. For that reason I chose a simple pair of pearl earrings with a bow made of rhinestones that works with the orange-yellow buds in the print of the fabric. The other accessory is a reinforced belt with fabric covered buckle and snap closure. Thread loops were created in the color of the belt to downplay their presence on the dress.
Here she is, Miss Norma Naomi Carol