I‘ve been slowly building a dress sample based on the styles of tea gowns and lingerie dresses from the 1899-1905 era for our Bridal line. This one is all fine sheer cottons, mostly pearl white worn over buttercream yellow, antique lace front panels and insertion, and dyed to match silk ribbon. Our original idea was to make this from white over blue…and then a friend gifted me with a bolt of vintage white and yellow dotted Swiss, and everything changed! 🙂
Vintage silk brocade corset with antique lace and silk garters, shown on my s-bend dress form in the violet “Ooh La La Parlor” in our Victorian house in Old West Tombstone…we have client fittings at both our LA and AZ studios, so plan a trip to Tombstone and get fitted for your next gown and corset! 🎀
Displayed over a hip pad and an underpetticoat, she now has shape! Now to finish the matching corset cover… 🙂
Edwardian Secret…this blush petticoat should add a soft glow of color to this lingerie dress when I’m done.
Miles of blush batiste and lawn ruffles and antique lace…my heart is beating in time with my machine. ♡