I am by no means a movie critic but I saw a movie that was just beautiful and had to share. Bright Star. It's about Keats the poet. The story made me cry even though it was no surprise that he was to die. The acting was wonderful and touching. But... what was really so beautiful were the costumes. The opening of the movie is a super close up of Fanny, Keats love interest, sewing. She makes all her own clothes. I found the movie incredibly inspiring - the detail of the work. There was a crocheted sweater in the beginning of the movie that I would love to make. The color and pattern are amazing. And a wonderful shawl that kept popping up. It looked like granny squares in these super rich colors.
I found a great write up with beautiful screen shots of different outfits. It makes me want to sew! The textures... the colors. I am not a good enough writer to do it justice. All I know is that I would love to dress like that and I hope you find this as interesting as I did.