Monday, 14 September 2015

Walking dress ca.1810-1820

2500km is not a problem when you want to make someone happy!

New velvet walking outfit for my friend: spencer, skirt and bonnet. 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Spencer ca.1820

Last project of this season - velvet walking ensemble ca.1820 for my friend.
Here is the spencer: cotton velvet, silk cording, buttons, covered with silk. 

Monday, 7 September 2015

The Duchess of Richmond's dress

Silk and embroidered net evening dress, skirt is decorated with baskets, made of silk pipes, and silk hand made flowers.
Cotton petticoat with padded rouleau hem.
Based on the fashion plate from 1819 Ackermann's Repository (April Issue). 

Sewing memories

Detail of my ball dress, inspired by ca.1818 gown from Metropolitan Museum Collection.
 Ivory embroidered net evening dress with silk and glass bead decorations on the base of light pink cotton satin under-dress
Hand-sewn, as usual.