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.


  1. wow, you are very talented and all the dresses you'Ve posted are stunning :o
    i could never do sth so complex like this :) moreover is really like this lightblue, it fitts perfectly in the winterseason and i can imagine how to wear it in a winterwonderworld :)

    1. Thank you, Pia, for your kind words! I'm happy you like my work)
      And you catch our idea - we also imagine white shining snow, winter sun and Cynthia in her 'snow' auroral dress as a part of the fairy-tale)

  2. Beautifully done! The colour is very lovely!


    1. Thanks, Sabine! I also adore this fresh blue velvet)