In Progress…

DDay 24 of #VictorianFebruary is: “In Progress”…and this pretty little wool and silk dress is on my work table being photographed and patterned. She’s not haute couture, but her hand sewn details tell stories of a life in which she was well worn. I’ll make a sample soon with the draft, these classic lines are SO 1879-1890. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 



And Bows…

Day 12 of #VictorianFebruary hosted by @ladyrebeccafashions is: “Bows”…there’s nothing like hand crafted bows to create texture with a suit! I’m fairly sure there are twelve bows on my red silk Harper’s Bazar gown, not forgetting the ones on the back. 🙂

 

 



And Now For Some Plaids…

Day Nine (somehow my count got off) of #VictorianFebruary hosted by @ladyrebeccafashions is: “Plaid”…and there’s nothing prettier than a day dress of plaid silk with knife pleats! 🙂

 



In The Works…

Of course she’s still in pins, but what’s a little hand finishing the night before we leave for the Tombstone house? This silk faille is a dream to sew with…can’t wait to see this in my violet parlor room. 🙂



A Little Fashion In Detail

Spending an afternoon with some fuchsia silk faille, antique sequins, jet, and “Fashion in Detail.” I’ve seen this piece at the V&A in London up close…time to take that inspiration and put it to use.  🙂

And a view of the inspiration:

Guiquin, L, Bodice, 1895; V&A Museum (T.271&A-1972)