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“Sew 17th century Challenge” – The Bodice (part 3 – Finishing) at Fashion Through History

“Sew century Challenge” – The Bodice (part 3 – Finishing) at Fashion Through History

1700's Corset

Corset and pannier detail from the movie The Duchess. Costume and the Cinema Exhibition (January 2011 through April BOCA museum of Art See more exhibition images

c. 1888

APPLIQUED WOOL BUSTLE COAT, c. Cocoa brown w/ chestnut wool leaf & scroll appliques, high band collar, long fitted sleeves widen to deep cuffs, back fitted w/ gathered panel for bustle trimmed w/ baubles.

theblacklacedandy:  cimetiere-chanson:  Afternoon dress ca. 1897. Silk brocade, velvet, chiffon. Made and worn by Ora Baily McCuthen, a concert pianist in San Diego. She was the daughter of James O. Baily, one of the first men to discover gold in the Julian area and one of the founders of Banner, California.  WANT

Afternoon dress Made and worn by Ora Baily McCuthen, a concert pianist in San Diego. She was the daughter of James O. Baily, one of the first men to discover gold in the Julian area and one of the founders of Banner, California.

Dress, American, 1881. Wool, linen, silk, mother of pearl. Metropolitan Museum of Art

This is absolutely stunning! The shimmering fabrics and embellishments are perfect for the classic Victorian silhouette.