I love this dress! Kyle and I just finished watching Deadwood, the HBO series on DVD. This drama is set in the late 19th century in Deadwood, South Dakota, a growing frontier camp. There is a little girl in the series, her character name is Sofia Metz. In the second season the camp forms a school for the children and Sofia wears the most fabulous dress for her first day! I could not find a picture of the dress anywhere on the internet. It's black & white striped, knee length with long sleeves, and a BUSTLE! So now I am in love with the idea of a bustle dress for Nola. As soon as she starts walking, a cute little bustle to pad her fall, so SWEET!
Anyway, I googled "girls 19th century dress + bustle" and this was one of the images that was found. Ruffles, bows and ribbons seem all the rage right now if you look at Anthropologie and Ruche, well just about anywhere you look really. . . There are so many projects swimming in my head, I can't sit still! Plus, I fall into the abyss of the WWW and its all over. I found this "Refashion Roundup" on one of my favorite blogs and bookmarked so many projects its ridiculous. I especially like the ruffled shirts, this one in particular found here, and a very cute and practical ruffled tote. So many projects, so little time.