Here is the finished project!
It doesn’t quite fit my mannequin. The bodice closes and forms one point not the double point you see here.
I still have to add the loops to bustle it up! Otherwise it’s done!
Mantua and petticoat probably worn by Mary Holt, wife of the 7th Earl of Haddington, ca 1760 (probably worn to the wedding of King George to Queen Charlotte in 1761), National Museum of Scotland
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You know when you see people who talk about costumes that are re-used from movies and they tell you which movie the costume is from and you think okayy someone watches a littttle too much tv?
Well I’ve become one of those people except it’s been copied from Art.
For your viewing pleasure I have found the inspiration for the costume of Estrella, the maid from Pirates of The Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.
La Belle Chocolatière by Jean-Étienne Liotard,.
I was watching it with my Mom and I was like “seriously I recognize that costume from somewhere!”
I swear I’m always posting about these beautiful girls but they are just so exquisite and they were never able to fully blossom. It’s just so tragic.
The Grand Duchesses Marie, Anastasia, Tatiana and Olga in 1914
A LADIES’ ENSEMBLE OF YELLOW STRIPED SILK, 18th CENTURY
comprising round skirt and full skirted open-front jacket with integral waistcoat panels, the yellow silk woven with a pink-sprigged white stripe; together with a whitework apron panel and muslin kerchief
One of the most brilliantly beautiful things I have ever watched.
Watch the eyes. I swear they speak to you.