Costumes Inspired by "Wives and Daughters"

On this page, you can find links to other people’s projects based off of the different costumes from Wives and Daughters. Lord willing, I will be adding to this collection over time. I am sure these links will be an inspiration to you as they have been to me! 🙂

Molly’s White Ball Gown ~ made by Aubrey L.
Molly’s Blue Sprigged Dress ~ made by Maggie S.
Molly’s Berry-Picking Dress ~ made by Melanie A.
Molly’s Blue Jumper ~ made by Maggie S.
Molly’s Black Jumper ~ made by Maggie S.
Molly’s Apron ~ made by Maggie S.
Molly’s Grey Coat ~ made by Maggie S.
Cynthia’s Pink Floral-Print Gown ~ by Ashley P.

last edited on October 8, 2010


Fun Fur and the Future

Before Christmas when I went shopping at Macy’s, I found this scarf…It was about seven feet long and eight inches wide, and I figured it was knitted with double-strands of Fun Fur (or Cello). It cost $40. No, I didn’t buy it – but I did get a good idea for making a FUN scarf like that for MUCH less than $40.

This week, all the yarn at Jo-Ann Fabrics is on sale, so when we went today, I picked up four skeins of Fun Fur! They were $2.99 apiece, from $3.99 – not bad, considering. But that’s a total of $12 for who-knows-how-long the scarf will end up being.

The other thing I needed to think about before actually buying the yarn was how I was going to make the scarf. Knitted scarves are much more drapey and stretchy than crocheted ones. If you know me well, you know I don’t like to knit – I like to crochet. But I was going to try to pick up knitting again for this scarf anyway. But then I was flipping through a fashion crochet book and read that knitting is so drapey and stretchy because it picks up only one loop while crochet picks up two. So the answer is to work in the back loop only – PERFECT!! So I’m going to crochet this scarf! 😀


Tote Bag for Marianne

Since Marianne will be starting up teaching piano lessons again in January, I thought it fitting to make her a bag to carry her music books in! I made it from scraps from my stash. There is a pocket on each side, for pencils, lesson planners, etc. 😉 It was fun making when she was away, playing the piano at the Villa…

I got the pattern from Sew, Mama, Sew.

Here’s the girl herself, all ready to go! 🙂Merry Christmas, “Marianne”! 🙂

What I’m Wearing Part 2 +PLUS+ Today’s Project +PLUS+ a Christmas gift :-)

Okay here is what I am wearing:

Hat: K-Mart. Amanda picked this up at K-Mart today for herself but she decided it didn’t suit her. So she gave it to me and will go back and get a different style later this week. 🙂
White Shirt: K-Mart.
Corduroy Vest: a friend.
Denim Wrap Skirt: a friend. I’ve had it for a while and had put it on my list of things to alter because the hem kept curling up (denim, you know 😉 ) and I wanted to add something to “spruce it up”. Finally today I sewed lace to the hem. What do you think? Worn with the right combo, it looks kind-of cowgirlish! I like it! 😀

Here’s the back of the hat:

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all from (left to right)
~Marianne, Elinor, and Margaret!~

What I’m Wearing… Just for Fun

I love dressing Christmasy! This is what I wore today to my grandparents’ for our extended-family Christmas celebration.

I don’t remember where the skirt, shirt, or sweater came from, but probably all from thrift stores. 🙂 I did not make anything I am wearing…

Shoes~ WalMart 😛
Necklace~ gift from my dad
Earrings~ gift from my sister

And here are me and my dear younger sister (who is taller than me):


Below is a picture of my grandma and grandpa at their wedding in 1957. Isn’t my grandma’s dress lovely? (This is the same grandma that I talked about in this post.)
I am not sure whether we have this dress anywhere, but I would love to make one like it for my wedding, if the Lord ever brings such an event about in my life. 😉 I just adore the styles from that decade!! 😀