And Happy New Years At No. 11…

Off to our No. 11 in Tombstone this long weekend, all that fun holiday stuff has to get packed away and the sewing room disassembled…because during the next Phase of Old House Restoration, that room will become the guest room, then more foundation work, then a room addition, and so on…ย Missing the Little House, but happy to say we’ll be out there more often.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

And the obligatory selfie…

Angus and I modeling our latest fashions…

Just In From Maison Worth…

Worth Bodice c. 1900

Recently, we acquired for our collection a circa early 1880s bodice from an evening gown that was made by Maison Worth. Constructed of an ivory/mushroom-colored cut silk velvet, we believe that this bodice dates from the early 1880s and it’s in fairly good condition even though the piping and trim were removed from the edges somewhere along the line. Unfortunately, we have only the bodice but it must have been an elegant dress back in the day. Here are a few pictures:

Worth Bodice c. 1900

Front View

Worth Bodice c. 1900

Rear View

Essentially, the bodice laced up in the front and it has tiny, hand-stitched eyelets. We can’t imagine the time it would take having to sew those in by hand… ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s some views of one of the sleeves:

The sleeves are three-quarter in length and what’s interesting is that they’re shaped at the elbow so that they’re set at an angle. It’s hard to make out but when you handle them in person, it’s very obvious. And now for some interior views:

Worth Bodice c. 1900

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As with all of Worth’s gowns, the construction and seam finishes are first rate and with this bodice, each of the seams are also boned, probably with thin baleen. Overall, this is a fascinating example and it’s going to provide us with many hours of study. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Back From No. 11

It was a quick but very busy weekend at No. 11 but it was definitely worth it. Stay turned for more pictures but in the meantime, here’s a couple just to whet your appetites. ๐Ÿ™‚

Adam Tombstone Home Tour 2018 Angus

Angus and I welcome you to No. 11. I even made a special dog coat for Angus…

Adam Tombstone Home Tour 2018

Checking out the latest patterns…

Tombstone Historic Home Tour 2018 Angus Karin

Karin and Angus relaxing in the parlor…Angus is modeling his new coat and Karin her new boots from American Duchess…. ๐Ÿ™‚

Adam Tombstone Home Tour 2018

It’s all in the details…one of our new wedding dress designs.

Stay tuned for more! ๐Ÿ™‚