:: vintage monday [ week two ] ::

Goodness... is it the second week of October already? My, time really does just zoom right by! But of course, this means that its time for the second installment of the Vintage Monday featurette, in which I share an image or needlework source from my collection of antique and vintage materials.

:: vintage monday [ week two ] ::

My pick for the week is probably a reflection of the early 19th century fashion binge I’m going through right now! lol. This lovely, colored plate is from November 1845, rescued from a decaying, bound compendium of a monthly periodical of the era (I scored it at a book sale for next to nothing... I think no one realized that there were gems inside!). What really caught my eye in this illustration is the beautiful skirt treatments on the white and blue gowns as well as the bonnets. The thing about 1840’s fashion is that they were quite restrictive, but the lavish trims and ornaments are just mind blowing! What catches your fancy?

cheers & creativity,
    ♥ casey [ email me ]


Kelly said...

Hmm, this kind of self-fabric embellishments are just what I love. So simple, so subtle, yet so delicate, elegant and chic. The blue skirt is especially gorgeous. Yum!

Heather said...

I love nineteenth century fashion--when I was seven I remember begging my mom for a pair of high button boots. One of my favorite parts is the luxurious materials--you don't see silk coming standard and taffeta being "second best" any more, sadly.

Rebecca said...

What strikes me is how badly I would love to have about a dozen of those dresses available to me right now. Ah yes, the pressure's on: our group's production of Little Women opens Nov 2!

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