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Silk ensemble, Met, c. 1860-65
Lace, silk, and velvet jacket, Killerton, 1860
Cotton muslin day dress, V&A, c. 1869
I’m going to make this dress for my week in Tennessee this upcoming summer!
abethebabelincoln asked: Hi! I just wanted to thank you for running such a fantastic blog! I love historical fashion and everything you post is just beautiful. I hope you keep running this blog for a long time, because I like to look at it when I'm feeling sad. It always cheers me up to see all of the beautiful and elegant clothes you post. So, thanks again :)
This is so lovely. Thank you, and I’m so glad my blog makes you happy! :)
Striped dresses from Englishwoman’s Domestic, July 1860
Depret silk dress (French), Met, ca. 1867
Silk afternoon dress (American), Met, 1855
Ball gown (British), Met, 1855-60
A particular favourite of mine - I’m in love with the shock of the dark detailing!
I’ve gotten so many comments and messages and so, so much love lately! It’s quite appreciated!
Buckets of love from your mod,
ceepackrun asked: Just want to let you know I'm loving all the corsetry you've been posting. I love corsets and their history -- I did my senior thesis on exactly that -- and it's nice to find someone else who does too! :D
Oh, what an amazing thesis! I’m sure it was wonderful. Glad you’re enjoying the posts!