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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gibson Wardrobe

I have finally began working on my Kestner Gibson Girl's wardrobe. It promises to be time consuming and involved. My lady Victoria has the beginnings of a wardrobe with her underclothes, nightgown and wrapper, and a couple of simple gowns.


  Next are some simple gowns. A house dress….


A simple "at home" tea gown.


And a lovely red mink cape, muff and hat, for going out. She has to have the real thing!


A morning dress….



And a gown for visiting. This one is a bit more lavash with silver gray mink trim on the skirt, bodice and separate cape. She also carries a muff from the same silver gray mink, as well as it trimming her hat. This design was inspired by an 1893 visiting gown from Fashions of the Gilded Age.



The collar on the cape is completely lined with mink.
The bodice is separate from the skirt as was popular for this time period. It is trimmed out with a matching blue lace. The double sleeves are sewn together, allowing them to keep their fullness.
This royal blue gown really brings out the blue of her sleep eyes. I love the silver gray mink trimmings.


All of my Gibson's gowns are created from patterns I have drawn, and fitted to my lady. This always takes extra time for the fitting process, but oh so necessary. There will be more to come, from evening gowns to day dresses, and a few in-between . Nothing is to good for Lady Victoria!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Riding we will go...

Well after we find our horse that is. I finished this riding outfit from an Alice kit. Finished up really nice.





Sunday, October 14, 2012

New FF gown

This is made up from a kit by Alice Leverette. While it seems simple enough it took a lot of time to do all the hand sewing. The doll is one by Alice, and I really love doing her kits and dressing this doll. I always learn something new, or at the very least remember something I've forgotten. She will have a complete and lovely wardrobe when I am finished. Nothing like a well dressed lady.








Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Gibson wig

Well, I got the mohair wig styled into a nice casual undo for my Gibson Girl. This mohair wig, was a start from scratch. And I had to redo the style twice before I got something I liked. But here she is with her new soft styled Gibson undo.