Wednesday, June 9, 2010

antique men's cravat / ascot neckwear

Interesting find in the gold country last weekend. Completely handsewn with dip for the chin and hole for wrapping around. One side 3" longer than the other to allow for tying.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

smocked 1815 gown 2

Wanted this one to be wearable without regency stays so i'd be more likely to get out to events.

smocked 1815 gown

Inspired by cast off curtain fabric of my mom's and page 46 of Nineteenth Century Fashion In Detail. Decided to smock it in green since had some green stuff for a spencer jacket.