Christmas came early at the Atelier with the arrival of the new and updated edition of “Patterns of Fashion 2” by Janet Arnold. This book has been a staple in period dress for years but the new edition takes it even further with detailed diagrams, color pictures, and an improved layout. If you’re interested in the construction of late 19th Century garments, this is definitely the book to get. It can be ordered HERE.
The complicated fin de siecle corset era has to be my bestest favorite…that’s what gives that black sequined gown it’s shape. I need more of these in my life.
Why the grey dress nonsense?
It’s the answer to the: “Why are you always so fancy?” question. 😄
So… I found this simple grey dress from the Museum of Bath website (with sadly, no provenance) and did a little research. A video is upcoming on our YouTube Channel about some fun information we found about “simple” gowns…that really aren’t that simple.
O f course I’m sewing the night before a Tombstone trip, why break with tradition, right? Countdown to Helldorado…