Saturday, 30 November 2013

Sky blue ensemble, inspired by KCI walking dress ca.1815 for Cynthia

Yesterday I'd made the last fitting of the dress, now it's just a question of covering buttons with silk and finishing some other little decorative details. So in few weeks I'll share with you a high quality pictures of the ensemble and add a long post to describe everything about it. Now it's just a couple of fast-made photos of a happy owner as a prelude ;)

The inspiration of the project is a spencer jacket, underbodice and skirt from Kyoto Costume Institute, dated ca.1815.

But we go further, and now we have different looks with less material used:
  • Velvet skirt with white silk simple sleeveless bodice, decorated with plait, trimmed with silk pipping;
  • Long-sleeve spencer, the idea is taken from KCI item;
  • Ball/evening spencer from velvet, but with silk sleeves, decorated with scallops and pleating;
  • Regency bonnet, with plumes, silk trims and pearls, made in style of 1810s.