Your Weekend Wow!

Another example of using fabric with a fairly straightforward print to make a lovely gown. I loved it immediately from the first time I saw it. It gives me a feeling of simplicity and softness, despite the requisite ruffly-fluff of the Early Bustle Era. Those layers of organdy must have made a wonderful, swishing sound as she moved.

Robe d’après-midi, vers 1874, en organdi crème imprimé en noir de guirlandes montantes de nèfles. (Afternoon dress, ca. 1874, in cream organdy printed in black with climbing garlands of loquats.)

Robe daprès-midi, vers 1874, en organdi crème imprimé en noir de guirlandes montantes de nèfles - Organdy affternoon dress, 1874

Robe daprès-midi, vers 1874, en organdi crème imprimé en noir de guirlandes montantes de nèfles

Robe daprès-midi, vers 1874, en organdi crème imprimé en noir de guirlandes montantes de nèfles 3

Robe daprès-midi, vers 1874, en organdi crème imprimé en noir de guirlandes montantes de nèfles 2

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5 thoughts on “Your Weekend Wow!

  1. Beautiful. But it does beg the question: when did “does my bum look big in this?” Become a thing? Certainly not in the late 19th century!

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