Good Morning, Remembering Summertime, with “A Summer Shower”, 1883, by the British painter Edith Hayllar (1860-1948)
Good Evening with “The preparation of the bouquet” by the French painter Delphin Enjolras (1857-1945)
Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon in Dracula Untold. Has anyone seen this? I want new Halloween season films to watch and I love these two! 🖤
I've been really struggling in life and in school lately so I haven't been around much. My mental and physical health has been suffering because of it. I took a break from social media for awhile but I am trying to come back. I haven't made a lot of progress lately but seeing this 1860's bodice come together for class has been giving me hope. :)
#19thcentury #corsetinthemaking #periodfashion #jfashion #strawberrylife #strawberrylolita
Good Morning with “Lisbeth Prepares a Bath”, 1909, by the Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853-1919)
I don't know how I am meant to pick one thing for the #18thcentury
theme today for #fallforcostume
! Anyone that knows me knows how much I LOVE the 18th century fashion. I guess I will start with this beautiful gown I had the pleasure of viewing over the weekend:
I had the pleasure of studying this gorgeous 18th century Spitalfields silk robe a la francaise during another visit to the 'Be Persuaded' exhibit yesterday morning. I find this gown simply fascinating. Why you ask? Well let me tell you!
A normal robe a la francaise or 'sacque/sack back' gown is easily recognisable by the sacque or pleats of fabric upon the back of the bodice. These hang and attach to the back skirt so the whole piece is one panel. However, this gown almost has a false sacque! The pleats are only attached at the top of the bodice around the neckline and are pinned up to adorn a polonaise style.
I believe this adaption is due to the change in styles over the years and rather than buy a new gown (which was costly), the owner has changed it to keep up with the fashion. You can see this up close with the change of the side skirt panels. The panels themselves have been cut and resewn so there is not as much fabric which normally would be used to hold the shape over a pannier.
What I would have given to just touch this gown! The silk is so beautiful and well kept. Ugh! Fan girl much!? 😍 @redthreaded
this was the hardest challenge yet. Haha
#historicalattire #historicalcostume #historicalcostuming #historicalfashion #robealafrancaise #museum #periodcostume #periodfashion #periodtailor #seamstress #history #sewing
Good Morning with “Breakfast”, c.1936, by the Australian painter Herbert Badham (1899-1966)
Goodnight with “Romantic Novel”, 1894, by the Spanish painter, poet and playwright Santiago Rusiñol (1861-1931)
Alias Grace - I’m hooked on this Victorian mystery Netflix series! I’m only halfway through so I don’t know if she ‘did it’ or not, but Sarah Gadon is just amazing 🙌🏻
Good Evening with «The Shoppers», 1907, by the American painter William James Glackens (1870-1938)
Hello, Monday, with “De quoi écrire" (what to write) by the German painter Hermann Fenner-Behmer (1866-1913)
Hoping you’re having a nice weekend, here’s “Samuel Thomas Russell in Samuel Footes The Mayor of Garratt”, 1810-11, by the British painter Samuel de Wilde (1748-1832)
Tonight’s film is Alexander. This is my boyfriends choice and I’m a bit dubious... thoughts?
Tulip lapel. The jacket here is a three button rolled to the middle, but you can see the tip of the lapel breaking free from the belly curve to head back out to create a nice sharp point. The lapel resembles the S curve of the pedals of a tulip flower. It really takes some skill from what I’ve seen. The tailor going away from the shape of the standard curve ruler used for the belly of a lapel.
Belly of the lapel reverses it’s curve creating a dynamic S shape giving the peak of the lapel a nice acute point. @sonyaglyn @bespokeaficionado @kazukikodaka
Good Morning! Time to think of some days off with “Fête Galante” by the French painter Antoine Pesne (1683-1757)
Good evening with ”Reading by Lamplight”, c.1814, by the German pointer Georg Friedrich Kersting (1785-1847)