La Brise was advertised as a ready made dress from Gautier Languereau in the publication: Les Veillees des Chaumieres, as La Semaine de Suzette wasn't published during the war years. It was just the dress, so we paired it with GRANDE CAPELINE, a hat style published in LSDS in 1937.
The two together make for quite a fetching ensemble!! The original La Brise was made in a printed cotton organdy, which is very hard to find. So we used a pure cotton voile, and starched it, and the result is just like organdy in appearance. Her hat is made from a cotton dimity... chosen because its woven stripes echo the stripes in the dress fabric. Her hat has a band of a vintage style cotton trim which matches the color of the dress exactly!
This sleeveless dress has an applied V-shape panel to both front and back bodices, with a shoulder ruffle attached. The skirt has two gathered layers. A self sash is kept in place under the lower point of the front "V". Her hat is adorable on many angles, however you and your doll decides it looks most flirtatious!