It's been a few months since my last Cover Designs post! Cover Designs is a feature in which I try to match up the outfit on a book cover with a dress pattern and sometimes even potential fabric matches as well.
Today's featured title is a book that's been on my TBR for a long time. It's The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy -- a story of WWII on the island of Guernsey. Vivienne de la Mare is caring for her two young children and her mother-in-law while her husband is away fighting in the war. But when Guernsey is Occupied by the Germans, she falls in love with one of the German soldiers billeting next door. When the reality of the Occupation begins to get more harsh, she has to make a decision...
When I saw this cover image, a pattern in my own stash immediately came to mind, mostly because of the distinctive puff of these cap sleeves. The dress I'm thinking about, Simplicity 2591, has the same silhouette as this one -- fitted bodice, fuller skirt, and the same little sleeve.
|That little pink puffed sleeve is so similar!|
To cap off the vintage look (ha ha) you would also need to wear a hat. The Rosabelle Cloche would be perfect! Not only is the right kind of hat, it's a free pattern created by Wendy Talené for Sew Mama Sew some years ago.
|photo: Wendy Talené of Elsewhen Millinery|