Some of my clients have “pretty princess” goals, mine has always been to just look like the ladies on the old Coca-Cola advertising tins! Straight-fronted corsets, large perchy hats, and waterfalls of sheer ruffles… ♡
Spring is just around the corner, and we’ve been preparing for a busy dress up season, starting with Clockwork Alchemy next week, then London, Bath, Tombstone, Germany, Paris, and a few Victorian Balls in between. Be sure to book your next gown or corset ahead of time, our bespoke slots are filling up for the year!
Some formal images taken in our Tombstone parlor, just before we left for the Courthouse. The bride is wearing a brocade gown in the mid 1870s style, with silk pleating and soft cotton netted ruffles with a corseted bodice in a ballgown style.
This gown has a detachable train, so she can wear it later for a Victorian Ball as a formal gown.
The bodice and skirt front had vintage lace applique and bobbinette (netted) ruffles all pinked with my antique tools and hand finished.
And the payoff… 🙂
We fell in love with Martin as well…now they’re the prettiest couple in the West. 🙂
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… Missing the Little House, but happy to say we’ll be out there more often. 🙂