April 18, 2013

ACCOLADES FOR THE LATE LILLY PULITZER...

...Who didn't love Lilly Pulitzer?  I know I did/and do.  As you know Lilly Pulitizer passed away recently.  I've always loved her colorful designs although I've never owned anything from her line.  I am just drawn to the signature pink and green, and all the other girly colors used in her clothing - and the daydream of that laid back Palm Beach life style of the rich and famous.  I do have this book:


I've had it for years and just really love looking at the sketches it contains. 
I should have bought the second book when I saw it years ago.  Now it's selling for close to $150 even on Ebay.  Guess this one will be on the wishlist for quite a long time.

I use to make me a "Lilly" skirt each summer

 

- think I''ll make a "Lilly" dress this time around.  It'll be easy pezy since it really isn't a close fit (will just have to play around with the fit through the shoulder, neck and arms).   Well, might not be all that easy pezy after all.   I might even use the new Simplicity retro  pattern.
 

Just thought I'd give some accolades to the late Lilly Pulitizer.  She did make a great impact on the fashion industry, and added a lot of color all along the way...


6 comments:

  1. I don't know anything about Lily Pullitzer but I'll do a bit of research now!

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    1. The cute, preppy Pullitizer style suits me to a tee. You might enjoy it like me, but it's another reason that I am so glad that I sew.

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  2. I only heard about Lily Pullitzer in the last month, and I must say I feel very drawn to the prints she used. Very girly and fun!
    Thanks for sharing the knowledge!

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  3. She seems like the US version of Britain's Mary Quant.

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  4. I love Lily Pullitzer too. Such pretty feminine colors.. SO proud you got the book .. and best wishes of getting the second one. I wish I would have bought the books a long time ago too..
    Your skirts are cute.. Happy sewing.

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  5. I've always loved the bright and happy fabrics. Some of my friends actually hate them:( but I'm with you Faye:) Here's an idea, let's do a LP sew along this summer. I'm up for making something.

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