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Walking suit, 1904 US, L’Art de la Mode
Photo by Lady Clementina Hawarden.
Isabella Grace, early 1860s.
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Pretty sure my hair would have been the bomb during the 1780s!
Soyouthinkyoucansee..it’s all in my diary
Three Ladies - Mids 1870s
Now THAT’S how you hearken back to Marie Antoinette’s ship hat commemorating naval victory! I love it!
felicedellaroveres asked: Hey there! I'm possibly getting a bustle dress for my birthday, and I have a question. Should I get a bustle and a crinoline, or just a bustle? I've not been able to find any answers about this, and I thought you might know. Thanks!
How exciting for you! You definitely only need a bustle - crinoline is a word to describe the hoops that went under mid-19th century dresses (think Gone With the Wind). Alternatively, crinoline is a term used for the “tutu” type garments that made 1950s dresses look poofy. Since you are only going to be needing the bustle effect, a bustle undergarment is all you require!
Robe a la francaise ca. 1760’s (I think their dates are wrong. The closed front indicates 1780’s.)
From the Phoenix Art Museum
This is adorable! I think I’m going to agree with the 1780s date as well. Just because it’s a robe a la franciase doesn’t mean that it’s strictly 1760s.
I finally finished sewing the bottom half (the woooorst half) of the binding on my stays! Almost there!
(Although unfortunately, some of my bones are slightly too long and the scissors I have at school with me won’t cut them at all. What a predicament!)