First off, Miss Kesstle's crochet habit, and Girl's repurposing of the cast off doilies, might be something to spark your imagination, like it has Sara's -- see her earlier comment about her ideas on how to use crochet.
Crochet in fashion certainly has some cachet. As Vogue said not even a year ago, "Your Grandma’s Crochet Is Actually Wildly in Fashion"!
|Check out this Sacai crochet granny square dress, $1,249|
My Beachy Side is a Turkish company which works with refugee women to create knitted & crocheted dresses and accessories. You can imagine Girl in something made from multicoloured doilies like this maxi (now on sale for only $885)
Or you may be more inclined toward fashions reflecting Gladys' era, and are inspired by these retro looks by Ralph Lauren:
|or evening version, for dancing|
Maybe it's Frieda's resistance to her art that you will want to explore. When she finally breaks free she might start with a dress she's wildly painted on, such as this evening gown by Chado Ralph Rucci
But honestly, Frieda being Frieda, this more graffiti inspired take by Celine might be more her style, worn to an art opening at the downtown Art Centre alongside Ginny in her red halter dress.
|Frieda at an art opening|
|Ginny at the same opening|
I'm inspired by the theme of Frieda's painting, and by a fabric in my stash that reminds me a little of brushstrokes. Right now I'm thinking a dress from this fabric would be perfect... but I also love the idea of a summer dress inspired by Gladys.
If you have any plans, set or tentative, please share them here and hopefully we'll all get going on our projects by next week when we have a final Literary Sewing Circle post -- already! -- to discuss the book in a little more, and then begin to post our projects.
Until then, happy reading & sewing!