One last dress check before leaving for town on History Mirror Monday here in Old West Tombstone. 😁
Playing with some millinery with this antique hat for the French 1898 suit. Brown is *not* my color, so this incredible extant ribbon in black and rose will help! It’s a bit dramatic…but so am I and there we are. 😆
I finally got to make something for myself and use things I’ve been saving for way too long…I’m hoping to get some use of this cape before Spring arrives! 😄
We examine a lot of original garments, studying them to determine the sorts of fabrics that were used as well as working out period construction techniques. This day dress is from circa 1879-1880 and was machine stitched and hand finished with only one soutache side detail.
I even did a burn test on some of the threads and determined that it was wool. 😎