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Sunday, July 27, 2008

For home or Visiting

This gown is made of a cotton fabric with a two toned purple stripe. The collar and belt at the waist is of a lavender silk { the only thing I had that matched colors}. The collar is cut from a wide embroidered  white lace. The under-bodice is of the same fabric as the gown, and gathered in two rows around the neckline. 
  The Gibson style with it's leg-a-mutton sleeves and fancy trimmings, is one of my favorite styles. Evelyn has a wonderful wardrobe spanning the late 80's to the early 1900's. You can see how the style changed from the full skirts to the narrower style, and the sleeve shape became narrower as well. I love it all.

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