Your Weekend Wow!

I don’t usually post court attire for Your Weekend Wow because the “Wow” factor is there by default. But the gold work on this piece is pretty stunning so I hope you’ll forgive me this once.

Court ensemble, ca. 1900. Russian, in silk and gold. (

Court ensemble, ca. 1900. Russian. Medium -silk, gold (front)

Court ensemble, ca. 1900. Russian. Medium -silk, gold (back)


6 thoughts on “Your Weekend Wow!

  1. I wanted to leave a comment on one of your oldern posts, about the reticule and sequins you used, but apparently the commenting on older posts is closed. So I will leave it here then.
    Before they started using plastic for sequins, they were made of gelatin. It is quite possible that the antique sequins you bought are made of that. So they can’t handle washing or ironing. I had recent experience with gelatin sequins in a vintage garment. You can read about here:

    PS. That court ensemble is awesome! Russians do have fabulous embroidery on their clothes, don’t they.

    • Hello, Rhia! I had to close the older posts to comments because of spam attacks, so I’m sorry if that caused problems for you. Thanks for the warning about gelatin sequins – yikes! At the moment I have two of the antique sequins in hot water from the kettle and they both seem to be doing OK. Neither one is warping or dissolving, but I’ll just let them sit and see what happens. And yes, the Russian culture is rich in embroidery…they certainly know their way around a needle. 🙂

  2. I’ve always adored Russian Court Dress. The embroidery is truly spectacular! Thank you for sharing this piece.

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