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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

And a brown wool

for winter. This is a bit bulky, but I didn't really decide it was a little heavy until after I had almost finished it, so I decided to go ahead and finish the jacket and make a little pillbox hat for winter wear.
She would need the heavier wool during winter, and of course, the summer hat wouldn't work either.
So here it is anyway…..

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cream suit

The Gibson Girl was the first to wear a "suit" fitted for a lady. A trumpet skirt, and a "shirtwaist blouse along with the jacket was what many working girls wore everyday. Victoria is waring a lovely cream colored suit with the trumpet skirt {lined of course}and a matching jacket with stand-up collar and lapels. It closes with one frog at the waist, and flares in the back with a double pleat.
  Her cream shirtwaist blouse gathers at the waist, and has pleating down the front and back bodice, that ends in a yoke. This part is decorated with lace, front and back. One doesn't always need the fur-fru of gathered lace.
  Her hat has two small white peacock feathers, satin ribbon and cream  lace to decorate it to the nines.
I really love the way this outfit turned out. Doesn't she look stylish?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sometimes, Pretty in Pink

is just what one needs. I like this pink gown, it reminds me of springtime, Easter, and blue skies.
Right now it's snowing outside, but right here…. is spring.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Afternoon Toilette

This gown was inspired by an 1896 Afternoon Toilette. Made with blue green brocade, and a patterned velvet, it has a very different sleeve treatment. Three-quarter length to be worn with gloves for an afternoon tea.  Some of the pointy waists are still in vogue at this time. The velvet is not a woven pattern, but rather a "printed" design on the surface of the fabric. The ribbon drape at waist, elbow  and collar as well as the buttons down the front add decorative attention to detail. Another lovely gown for my lady. I wonder where she will be going next?

Monday, November 5, 2012

From the Ball room….

To the sea shore…..

A little old fashion compared to what is seen on the seashores today, but was consider very much the normal attire in that time.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I'm going dancing…. and…..

I need a ball gown. That's what she said, when I asked her what I should make for her next…
So here it is a lovely mint green brocade, and a solid green satin. It's trimmed with a wide lace and a beaded swag, with a gathered satin band between. Bodice and skirt are separate . A lovely corsage of flowers, and a hair decoration of the same  with a curled white plume.
  She has a new long white petticoat underneath trimmed with two rows of wide lace.
The gown has a dimi-train in the back. It was inspired by a 1901 design by Lucile LDT.

I will need to make long white gloves to cover her arms.
I wonder what will be next?