The Tissot Shipboard Dress

Karin Tissot

Lately, James Tissot has been a major source of inspiration for some of my designs. Check out the brunette. Pretty curves, cotton batiste gown is weighed down with a hem of pleats, ruffles, ruches, and two huge silk sash bows in the back. When I realized I had an original bonnet like hers…well, you get the picture. 🙂 Below are a few pictures of my take on the Tissot shipboard dress:

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Bonnet is original, complete with cobalt silk ribbons and silver medallions

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Gown is completely hand finished, except for construction seams. It’s weightless, my corset is heavier than the gown!

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So I forgot to prune…

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That’s just a brief overview of  the dress. I’ll be posting more in the near future. 🙂

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