Your Weekend Wow!

The sun is shining and the birds are singing – a hint of spring is in the air. Time for some fun with tons of color, a deliriously bright plaid and a choice between day and evening bodices!!

Dress, Germany, ca. 1866. Silk taffeta. Three pieces—skirt, day bodice, and evening bodice. Photo by Marion Mennicken: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln. Museum of Applied Art, Cologne, via Kulturelles Erbe Koeln

Dress, Germany, ca. 1866. Silk taffeta. Three pieces—skirt, day bodice, and evening bodice. Photo by Marion Mennicken-Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln. Museum of Applied Art, Cologne, via Kulturelles Erbe Koeln

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6 thoughts on “Your Weekend Wow!

  1. That’s funny, this is the dress that I want to copy for Dickens’ Fair for my daughter. It’s so cool. I love the totally Victorian color combo, no way would someone pick that green trim for that plaid now.

    regards,
    Theresa

    • One of the hardest parts of re-creating period dress is getting past our modern eye’s notion of what “works” together and what doesn’t. You are right – no one would pick that trim these days…but it totally works, doesn’t it? 🙂

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