The Emmylou Dress
With a love for folk country music and a simpler way of living, the Emmylou dress was inspired by silhouettes from the 1970s and a desire to have a dress I could garden in and then nip off for coffee or brunch with just a quick change of shoes. Since the first two dresses I designed for Atelette were lighter in hue, I wanted a darker color for the next release and one that was a bit easier to wear. Not that the Aveyron or Bennet are difficult to wear, but the Emmylou is designed to simply slip on overhead and go! Like all Atelette dresses, the Emmylou features hidden side pockets and the skirt is fully lined.
It took a bit of time to get this one produced as I really wanted the lining to match the self color of the dress (a muted thistle grey). The Emmylou is nursing friendly and with an elasticated bodice and waist, is bump friendly for your first trimester.
I wanted the Emmylou to be comfortable, effortless, and lovely in a color and print that is timeless and you could wear all year around. I really do hope you adore her, she's probably my favorite dress silhouette out of all my designs so far (well, there's only been three, so I suppose that's not saying much, hehe!)
The Aveyron Skirt
The 1930s feedsack inspired floral print of the Aveyron dress I loved so much that I decided I wanted a skirt in the same fabric! I have always wanted a cream colored ditsy floral print a-line midi skirt that buttoned down the front and with front patch pockets and throughout all my years of sourcing vintage and vintage inspired clothing, I've never actually come across such a skirt! You'd think it would be simple enough! So I decided to make it myself!
For ease of wear, the Aveyron skirt features a wide elasticated panel in the back of the waist. Initially I wasn't going to do elastic and just do a set waist, but the elastic allows for more ease of wear and comfort, so I decided to add it. The Aveyron skirt is made of cotton and is fully lined. The front patch pockets and buttons down the front are all functional and I think the Aveyron skirt looks lovely with a white or cream blouse tucked in or tied at the waist. It also pairs well with a lightweight sweater or cardigan and it's especially pretty worn with Edwardian inspired camisoles.
The Loiret Skirt
I've already done an entire preview of the Loiret Skirt in this blog post, but to summarize, this ramie cotton midi skirt was inspired by wrap skirts of the 1940s (so a more fitted silhouette) with little borrowed notes from Edwardian skirts that buttoned to the side. I modernized the fit and style by doing a little notched hem giving the shape of the skirt a bit of a tulip silhouette. This is the only very seasonal garment I designed as it's really only best for wearing during the warmer months due to the color, style, and fabrication.
To me the Loiret skirt is like taking your grandmother's vintage skirt and modernizing it a bit to fit into your modern vintage aesthetic. The Loiret is perfect with a plain white tee, a cropped top or bandeau, or wear it over your swimsuit as a chic cover up when you're lakeside or at the beach. She would also look really lovely with a worn in linen or chambray button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up.
PRE-ORDERS for the Emmylou Dress, Aveyron Skirt, and Loiret Skirt
opens 5/20/22 and will begin to ship from our office 5/31/22.
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