As promised, here’s some progress pictures of the 1880s mantle we’re currently working on. This is based off a pattern that we drafted from an original garment dating from the late 1880s. This one features a crimson fashion fabric with a corded floral pattern with crimson silk velvet facings and a gold moire lining. In these pictures, all the major components have been put together and the only thing left to do is some handwork on the interior seams and adding trim and froggings. 🙂
There’s always something new in progress here at the atelier and today is no exception. With the Fall, the focus is on more winter-oriented garments to include mantles and visites and here’s just one example of a visite under construction. It’s got a tapestry-like exterior and a lining of a moire. Stay tuned for more!