Monday, September 10, 2012

Pretty Dress of the Day Challenge

1875 young woman's day dress. (William Benton Museum of Art - Press Images)

I love the vibrancy of the color here with the contrasting Black accents - just perfect for a Spring Ensemble.  The simple design is something that would be easy to duplicate for today's seamstress.  Also, if you can look closely at the front of the bodice, I believe the apron front has a button hole and is looped over one of the bodice buttons to help keep it in place.  This would necessitate a very light fabric - probably silk.  As a side note, I have a vintage Edwardian gown that used this same "button" concept to connect the skirt and bodice.  I thought  it made for an interesting share for today!  Enjoy!

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