Fresh from the atelier, presenting one of our most latest creations:
Here we have a Summer gown in the Parisian styles of 1880 with a sewn straw chapeau and gloves that were dyed to match and sewn on our authentic machines of the period. Embroidered cotton batiste and cotton lace layered over turquoise taffeta with knife pleating, shirring, ruching, and ruffles, a scalloped neckline edged in turquoise silk chiffon and antique lace appliques, foundation skirt has an undercarriage bayleuse of canvas and netted ruffles to allow the skirt to float off the ground to preserve the fabric. Not shown: a sapphire blue embroidered silk hourglass corset of our own design and pattern, hand finished in gold silk dupioni.
And, here’s a view of the dress being worn by the client:
And here’s the dress at its debut at the Ft. Worth Stockyards:
From the looks of it, it appears that the debut was a success. 🙂