Somehow, I've deleted my entire latest post. I'm so horrible at this stuff but anyhow!
When you come up with an idea for a fashion piece, or sport one, particular to the impending seasons' wardrobe do you suddenly see it everywhere? I know I do, it happens to me every once in a while. Just as I've drafted the pattern and am at last going to tailor myself a checked suit it happens! Checks are everywhere.
Carol was my inspiration in one of my favourite films of hers where she wore this suit.
This type of very femininely tailored suit was very high in fashion in the 1930s and although hers is a very fine black and white herringbone I thought this suit in checks would make just as emphatic an outcome...
I just love this one but it shall be but a one button jacket (maybe?) and the black and white checks a bit smaller so at a distant it may appear to be a gray suit. Brilliant. I had it all planned out and went to the sewing room, drafted it in just a few hours and emerged to indulge in tea, knitting and a picture. So, with my little Teddy, watched a Madge Evans picture. Well, you wouldn't believe! She was in checks.
And wasn't she stunning in them! Of course...is Madge not stunning in everything?
I will never be more lovelier than Madge, but I would like to think I may pull these checked numbers off nicely, too! I keep seeing the considerable bow everywhere an' all.
And then there was Mae Clark in "Fast Workers," which I saw today for the second time. She played a floosy and the dress shows it but I still like it quite a bit...
Yes, and the bow again!
I suppose it's just because I've had my eye on checks and am paying attention that they seem to be popping up everywhere I look.
I also just love checks as trim, here are some examples...
These two are, of course, knitteds but nonetheless going along with the waves of checks which were so popular on and off in the early to mid 1930s. Let me not forget to mention checks can be traced back to early recordings of fashion history.
And here's Constance Cummings in 1933 in the Mind Reader with Warren William wearing a bias checked frock. She told New Movie magazine that she was just smitten about green and white checks and all-plaid frocks. This is certainly something I would make or make that a plain white frock with the check as a half or three-quarter length tunic. Must have the bow and tie to go with it of course!
I'll have to decide on whether or not to go for the full checked frock or suit or just add a touch of it to complete an ensemble.
Just one more for the hell of it from mccalls magazine...and technically it's windowpane and not checks but I still love it and it's simplicity...
Gotta do something about my appetite for checks.
Be seein' ya!