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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

And it's red for March of 1873!

Here it is. And I choose red for the color to make up this French Fashion design. A beautiful blood red, with red silk for the underdress, and red silk lining. Trimmed with a lovely raised design lace, hand dyed silk velvet ribbon and lovely red roses to finish the creation instead of the 3 leaved design.
The overdress is red satin covered with a red heart motif net. Two additional red laces finish trimming the edges. A large hand dyed red silk ribbon ties the overdress closed.
The sleeves are gathers at two places to form poofs and finish in an under-point for a slightly medieval look.
There is a demi train to the underskirt and a fullness in the back overskirt. The ensemble is finished with a perky little hat pinned at an angle to show off the curling red feather, and roses. Equal amounts of the different laces finish off the trimmings.
This gown, now completed, is a close representation of the picture. I think it suits her very well, and I don't think I could have found anything better for her to wear.

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