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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Emma's New Dress

I attended an event this evening wearing a new 1880s ensemble.
Lizzy wanted some love.
 The patterns are from Truly Victorian.
 I hand embroidered the flowers on the front panel and side inserts.
Antique tatting frames the front panel.

 Detail of side panel.
The tassels came from a thrift shop and are backed by a piece of vintage tatting.
Instead of adding a gathered  ruffle to the underskirt I did a pleated ruffle to compliment the Asian pattern of the fabric.
The tasseled trim on the overskirt was a remnant from a friend:).
 The sleeve is trimmed with antique lace and tatting.
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  1. Holy cow!!! Words can't describe how exquisite the dress is. SC

  2. OMGoodness....Dear Lady, You are so very talented!!! You have done an outstanding job on this beautiful dress that you've created. Amazing how creative your mind is! Loved seeing your dress.

    Autumn Blessings,