Thursday, 8 September 2011

Piped pelisse from the Museum of London, ca.1823

Some time ago I visited site of the Museum of London, and fell in love with piped pelisse ca.1823 from it's collection...and decided to sew it.
 





So, as usual, I worked tirelessly during the whole week before Borodino %)
Now, 57 meters of silk cord and many hours later here is my piped pelisse. It is nearly finished and I can be proud of it. 




It is sewn from fine "champagne" wool, decorated with silk braid, embroidered with silk "pipes" and twisted "emerald" wool. Waist fastens with hooks.



15 comments:

  1. Beautifully done! I do hope we get to see more of your work :)

    Sabine

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    1. Thank you, Sabine) I hope you also enjoy my new dresses)

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm impressed. :)
    Maureen

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    1. I'm really happy to know you like it, Maureen) Thank you for reading my page)

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  3. We have recreated the same pelisse and in the same colour : )

    http://vestidoranacronico.blogspot.com/2011/10/festival-jane-austen-en-bath.html

    nereida

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    1. What a nice pelisse, Nereida!
      That is one more example of how different is the look of the same dress made by different people!)

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  4. Another stunning work of art!! I am loving your blog!!! Yeah!

    Gina

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    1. Thank you so much)
      You are welcome here, Gina!)

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  5. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful reproduction! I love the soft cream colour you used, it's really lovely. I'm about to start on my own reproduction of this pelisse, and your work is a great inspiration!

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