Hi! Well, I have decided what I'll do for the Little Women Event. I have a good five yards of red and green plaid (very Civil War-ish, if you ask me... but I specialize in the late 18th and 19th century, all except the hoop skirted era.)
Here's a link to a video of the dress: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crpVZ4HiRUU&feature=related (the red one, with the lace on the neckline; the one Jo, the girl curling and burning her sister's hair) is wearing. The dress is in the video until 8 min. and 30 seconds about, so stop watching there.
At first, it seemed almost impossible to find anything but this picture. The movie is from 1994, back before people started using the computer to look at pics of their favorite movie's dresses; back before (gasp!) costume studies. (by the way, if you are interested in costumes at all, I know you'll love www.costumersguide.com. It has almost everything from every period, sci-fi, or fantasy movie... except Little Women!)
However, I finally hit the jack pot at www.erasofelegance.com... at least 60 stills from the movie ! If you are having the same problem, (after all, in order to enter challenge #4, you need a pic of your inspiration, according to Rebecca at www.rebecca-livinginthepast.blogspot.com, the "host" of this event. Here's the exact link to the page with all of the stills. Click to enlarge them.
Unfortunately, even the stills don't give you a good look at the complete dress; in the movie there is a ruffle a foot from the hem that we never see in the pics.... but, it's better than nothing.
well, I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else does!