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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Calling Costume in satin & lace

This is so pretty, and she looks like she's a millionaires in this outfit. Made from tan satin and lined thought out with a cotton for wear. The gored skirt has lace medallions trimmed with a delicate flower design lace on the tip of each gore. The ladies use to weight these gored skirts to keep them from flipping up at the knee.
  The blouse is a simple front close, china silk shirtwaist with no sleeves {to make it easier to dress the doll}, and a open front high collar. The jacket is more of the beautiful lace decoration from the skirt. It also sports a stand up collar, decorated with laces. The full Gibson sleeves at the top and the tight lower part, is as always striking. The addition of the lace medallions in the fullness of the upper part and the delicate flower lace running down the tight part, really turns a simple sleeve into art. The wrist has a showing of gathered lace that matches the Jabot at the neck. That is made of a longer fine lace that gathers at the neck into a waterfall effect, and fills in the upper part where the jacket when open would show the blouse underneath.
  The design of the jacket with it's fullness, is a gored lower half, to make it stand out a bit and draw attention to all that lace. This design could just as easily been filled in where the laces are with a silk ribbon design. {you might just see that at a later time}.
  She carries a small purse to match with the same lace medallion. Equally of note is the mink fur trimmed muff, with the medallions down the center. And last but not least, is the tiny hat of tan satin, with three medallions on the brim and the flower lace above. There is also satin ribbon loops to finish the design but not detract from the wonderful lace.
  Anywhere she would go in this ensemble will make heads turn and ladies simply pea green.

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