Flowered Outfit. In the Ensemble Fleuri pattern Suzanne Rivière tells us thatwants this outfit for her wardrobe simply because of the “delicious name”. I supplied the outfit for my , Violetta, by incorporating a flowered print from the 20s/30s fabric I found at an .
I’m not a big fan of the brown/tan/orange color combination of the vintage fabric. But I DO love certain shades of orange and burgundy together. The brown in the print fabric had enough red in it that I was able to combine it with the solid burgundy cotton. So in the end, I love the color scheme of the outfit.
The hem of the dress is trimmed with the burgundy bolero fabric. The belt is made from the bolero fabric as well, and the buckle was saved from a pair of sandals I wore years ago! Being a pack rat pays off sometimes!
Suzanne Rivière also comments at the end of the pattern that
Violetta was clear that she also wanted a chapeau and shoes along with her new ensemble! In the 1927 Chapeau de Chenille pattern it states that hats of chenille are all the fashion and has seen them and thinks they are very beautiful! So I again complied with her wishes by crocheting her the chenille hat. Her new shoes were then cobbled from the 1921 Petits Souliers en Peau de Gants (little shoes from glove leather) pattern from matching leather – but not from a glove.
The Chapeau de Chenille is a very fun hat to make. I’m sure I’ll be making more of these for my spoiled