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Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Visiting dress


This era is the one with the big bonnets. And here Cynthia wears her first one visiting. Her dress is a fine lawn print of blue and purple. The wide collar is trimmed with two tones of purple and green silk ribbon embroidery, as is the bodice of her gown. These big 'wing' like collars were very common in the designs of the 1830s.
 Her bonnet is lined on the inside of the brim with a cream taffeta ruching. Material to match her dress covers the outside, with the same silk ribbon embroidery and iridescent purple ribbon ties.
  A small bow of the same purple ribbon is tucked neatly at the center front of her collar.
  Everyone will envy this bonnet, and one can see why.

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