The girls and I have been happily engrossed in the 1999 BBC miniseries ‘Wives and Daughters,’ which we have never seen before. Daisy above everyone is obsessed with Molly, Roger, and Cynthia, and is full of questions. Why does Cynthia wear two buns AND a ponytail? Why is Molly good? Is it because she has better dresses? Did Roger die? And more. Molly’s dresses actually are enchanting, probably to the point where they truly would make you a better person. Clara wanted one and we made it from Sense and Sensibility’s Romantic Era Dress pattern. Clara was confident that she could handle the Big Sleeves so we went for it. used a beautiful Moda print from their ‘Kansas Trouble’ series. We piped the sleevebands and waistband in contrasting red, and trimmed the neckline with tiny cotton lace. Covered buttons do up the back. The skirt is two straight panels of fabric gathered, and the bodice is lined with a very delicate cream voile.
Another stunning creation by Anna of Pleasant View Schoolhouse!