The Seaside Lady

This little 1879 Seaside Lady went to her new home last week, sharing the girly glory one last time. <3

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Satin piped self-fabric bands for trim, taffeta knife pleats, French Net shirred skirt front and origami pleats at the front with contrast facings..girly enough for you? But there’s more…

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This is an 1879 Seaside Gown, straight from a Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Vintage deep teal velvet cuffs and front plastron, French Net shirring, satin piped self-fabric bands, taffeta knife pleating, origami pleating, and contrast bayleuse for skirt fullness. And hand finished, of course…from our Camille design, a Lily Absinthe exclusive.

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Of course the stripes match! Pretty dyed to match fringe gives a little “waggle” when her owner walks. I love the origami pleats- they’re irresistible! <3

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What’s underneath to give our skirts that amazing authentic movement? A built-in bayleuse (dust ruffle) that allows the pleated skirt to glide on top as the wearer moves…and it gives a pretty glimpse of something shocking if the breeze should blow a bit. <3

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