So, for a little while now, and I have been trading links to patterns for airship-hostess dresses. (You know, what the flight attendant on the dirigible wears?)
[Thanks to Beth B. for the last link]
I mean, I've found SPACE dirigible-crew dresses , but for some reason these above are more suited to atmospheric travel.
What makes an airship-hostess dress, you ask? I think it's a combination of asymmetry, buttons, and a longish A-line skirt. Interesting collars and pockets are good, too. If the dress would look good with a tiny pillbox hat with a cockade, that's another plus.
I don't know why I'm so tickled by these dresses. Maybe it's the allure of (I like the idea of an art-deco kind of steampunk), or maybe it's that I've been flying a lot lately and am wistful for the idea of quiet, elegant airship travel (now! with fewer !). Who knows why … all I know is that I want to see more of them! Suggestions welcome.
(Oh, and btw, India, I'll have you know, is so deeply saturated with win that she made this Flickr set: . Take a look … there are only a baker's dozen or so right now so it won't kill your WHOLE morning.)