This is my version of the khaki + cream calico that Olivia wears in the opening credits of The Waltons.
I think this dress came out pretty close to Olivia's dress, with one exception: the collar. It is not as big as Olivia's. Her collar was BIG.
The collars on her other dresses in the same style aren't even as big as the tan calico one. The bodice yoke and gathers, the a-line skirt and kick pleat, the patch pockets on the bodice, the sleeves and cuffs, etc. They are all a good reproduction of her dress.
And, I was pretty excited to find these loafer style shoes. They are G.H. Bass & Co., leather upper, and were only $10.00 from Marden's. I like that they're a wedge - a modern twist on an old classic - they should keep me out of the slush in the parking lots in town : )
So, that's my version of Olivia's khaki calico dress. I found some fabric for her black and white print dress in this same style....another dress soon to come ; )
Anyone may use my pictures and/or quote from my blog! If you want to give credit to me that's great : ) I started this blog just to record what I would normally write in my journal - so if that inspires you or makes you happy - that makes me happy too!
The beautiful poppy I used as my title image was painted by the talented Lisa Feather