Sunday, March 14, 2010

Victoria's New Dress

My Victorian dress form, whom I so originally call Victoria, finally has a new dress.  DH and I went to my friend Joan's antique store as planned, and I was able to buy a lovely summer lawn dress.  I remember that when I bought Victoria last year, Joan had at least a dozen or more white dresses.  This year she was down to three! 

Here is Victoria "BEFORE", naked!!

And here is Victoria in her new dress

Of course, for modesty's sake, she'll need a camisole and slip.....

Don't you love the lace???

While Gerry was visiting last month, she gave me the great idea to MAKE my own gown for Victoria.  I loved this idea, and do have patterns from the 1880's and 1890's.  I'll stick to the 1890's, though, because I  don't want to do the bustle thing.  And I really want to use a pattern just as jumping-off point.  Can't you see something outrageous on her??  Vintage and modern fabrics ... rather like Magnolia Pearl.   In time, it will happen.



FredaB said...

Oh Kathy it is the first time I have seen Victoria. What a beautiful form and the new dress is exquisite.When you think of all the time women spent doing heirloom sewing (what we call it now) on little straight sewing machines it is unbelievable. She is just beautiful. What a great birthday present.



Gerry Krueger said...

Absolutely LOVE Victoria's new dress... She needs a vintage locket with a picture of her "true love""" Great...was that your birthday present???
Hugs Ger

Plays with Needles said...

Love the dress...looks very cool for a hot summer day....I see a parasol...and a large glass of fresh squeezed lemonade....ok, maybe more like a mint julep..but you get the picture!

Allison Ann Aller said...

I want to BE her.....