Tuesday, 12 August 2008

The First Cut is the Deepest

Yesterday we came back from our vacation. Although we had a great week, I was itching to get started with my costume. I didn't help that the long black satin gloves and the long black lace gloves that I had ordered before we went had arrived. So I spend the day washing clothing, tidiying up and the evening tracing pattern pieces on to paper and cutting fabric !

(l) An original dress from red fabric with black lace decoration. It was for sale at Bustledress.com. It is from the early bustle period ca. 1872-1874. The combination red with black wasn't very common in Victorian times, so it is nice to find an example. Click here for more pictures of this dress.

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