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A lovely embroidered pelerine from the Tasha Tudor Collection from Augusta Auctions!
I don’t want to burden my tumblr blog(s) with the minute details and research, but I will post a few photos linking to more photographs and information on the Livejournal when I update it. I hope you all follow and enjoy it!
An Evening Gown of Black Chiffon, c. 1900 via The New York Public Library
Elizabeth Allan in some stunning 1930s undergarments. Fabulous!
I’ve been madly sewing along while my co-mod, Rachel, visited me, and I proudly have something to show for it.
Say hello to my loverly 18th century bodice pattern that is absolutely perfect in every way (and which I owe a great deal to Rachel)!
I am also nearly finished with my quilted petticoat - the pleats simply have to be sewn down to twill tape (which will also be the straps that tie it). I bought pre-quilted fabric since I have neither the time nor the inclination at present moment to hand quilt my own fabric. I was a bit concerned that there were no examples of simple, diamond-patterned quilted pettis, but I have found one in Costume in Detail as well as this girl’s petticoat (and now I’m convinced there are more) so I am well satisfied! The white panel at the top is to reduce the bulk and bunching of the quilted fabric around the waist. I’m quite happy with the pleating in front, but I’m really debating taking it out in back and rearranging so it lays nicer (although the bulky quilting makes the arrangement tough as it is). Sorry for the strange coloring, I couldn’t make it light enough in the room!
And finally and just for fun, take a look at my perfect new little 18th century shoes from Fugawee! In the future, I will close them with buckles but for now I am using some remnants of purple silk ribbon left over from my white 1861 ball gown. They are lovely and I just adore them.
And that is all! I hope I haven’t bored those of you who aren’t interested - if so, keep on scrolling! I promise I’m done with the personal costume photos for now and I shall get back to regular posting :)
Costumes left to right:
James D’Arcy as Edward
Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson
Costumes by Arianne Phillips
Your two co-moderators are reunited in vintage style!
Lord and Taylor (American, founded 1826)
Day dress, 1860’s
Oh, look. Red.
The drawing is from Janet Arnold, and the picture is not the same dress, but it is the same cut. Weird, right? I have no idea which museum it’s in.
From about 1780.
Lauren’s edit: the extant is from Manchester Galleries (c. 1780-90). They seem to actually be the same gown - same color, same pattern (except in J.A., it’s described as “a woven striped design of tiny orange and bright pink crescent shapes” and in Manchester City Galleries, it says “figured with rows of red spots”), same design, same cut, same year span. I don’t know if the “Gallery of English Costume” is the same as Manchester City Galleries (I googled it, and the first to come up was that, but it still wasn’t the exact wording), but the dresses are remarkably alike.