|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!