Wednesday, February 19, 2014

1840's Evening Dress

When I saw this dress on the Metropolitan Museum of Art page (this website) I think I just died. Someday I think I will have to make this dress. I love absolutely everything about it, from the color and the neckline to the cool trim on the sleeves.

 I know on my blog the pictures on smaller; on the museum's website the pictures are larger. In those pictures, it appears the skirt is knife pleated, with changes in direction on all four sides (front, back, and sides) so it almost appears to be box pleated.

What I love about it is it is definitely something I could do one day, although I have no idea where to find a trim like that....

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