Last week’s poll was really interesting and enlightening for me.
The poll question was “What is your favourite Dreamstress dress?”
It’s not a question I would ever have dared ask on my own, but Elise suggested it when I asked for poll ideas (thanks Elise!) and I thought it was a great suggestion.
The most interesting thing that I learned from the poll is that there isn’t a clear favourite: the votes were widely distributed across all the garments.
The most popular was the Juno Victorian Goddess dress, with 16% of you choosing it as your favourite. I’m not surprised: it’s a gorgeous dress, it looks amazing on the models who have worn it, and there are photos that show it off well.
It’s not actually among my favourite dresses, mostly because I didn’t make it for me, and it doesn’t fit me, so I’m a little detached from it.
The runner up was Ninon’s dress, with 12.5% of the votes. That is one of my favourites!
It was closely followed by the 1880s Japonisme ensemble, with 10.7% of the vote. I was reminded that I haven’t worn that in ages, and I do love it: it’s definitely time to pull it out for a photoshoot!
The 1878 Jeanne Samary dress and the 1910 Luna Moth frock both got 8.9% of the vote – time to do a photoshoot of the first, and a finish the second!
The thing that really surprised me is that the 1780s Lady Anne Darcy robe a la francaise only got one vote: in person it is the dress that people rave over. It makes the audience spontaneously applaud when it appears. If only photography could capture movement!
I did notice in all of this that the coloured dresses get more votes than the white ones. Sigh Apparently not everyone shares my obsession with neutrals!
I guess it is good that my next half dozen or so frocks that I have planned are all vivid colours. Mostly vivid green now that I think about it. I hope you like greens!
That is indeed interesting, given how many 18th C fans hang out here. It’s hard to see it just as a photo when I’ve seen it so often in ‘person’ and it is indeed spectacular! And that fabric is so beautiful too.
Vivid green! Yes, what will you be making?
I have some strong bright green voile I’m too chicken to play with…
Green stuff! Happy pretty, mid Victorian and 18th century and 17th century and Regency green stuff.
I’m having trouble imagining you being too chicken though. Whenever I think “can I handle that pattern?” I just go look at your stuff and know that yes, I can!
To console you, I was really undecided between the Juno and your wedding dress. In the end, blue won, but I love blue AND white. 😉
I’d really suggest pulling all your old, underphotographed dresses out, making a good, cool photoshoot for them, and then, maybe, asking the question again. 🙂
I do need to take more pictures. Photoshoots take a lot of time and energy and organising though.
Maybe I should just ask what people’s second favourite dress is!
You are veddy veddy welcome. I wanted to see the Vionnet dress, though. But it WAS a fun poll, and to see the preferences were fun, and to see the list of nice things to choose from was fun!
I do like the Japonisme dress and the Juno gown, but my favorite is the 1540’s Flemish dress!
Ah hah! I didn’t think to include that one!
I think the colored dresses did better because they show better on a computer….people who saw them live may vote differently.