Turn of the Century Elegance graces the Music Room
Three Twentieth-Century Brides in the Large Parlor
From the back - showing the train and fringed back bow.
A double-darted bodice fits neatly atop a pleated skirt.
Inside details, with hook and eyes on the silk bodice, and an inside 'front-belted' hooked band - for security!
Swags of cobweb-light silk lace frame the upper bodice and drape over the sleeve-heads, highlighted by velvet ribbon rosettes.
On a black velvet backdrop, the lace gown gives away its painstaking construction - the shaped flare of the skirt is evident, with each tier being carefully hand-sewn and fitted into the section on top and below.
This is a back view, and the central back bodice motif can be seen.
With the panels stretched out left and right, the pointed, longer sides of the handkerchief hem of the lace flapper dress are obvious. The lowest squared off center, semi-trasparent bit is actually part of a vertical panel heavily embroidered with crystal beads and pearls, which is tacked at the hem to the dress lining; its weight has caused it to droop lower than the front hem.
Definitely a tailored dress, with much subtle detail. Crepe satin panels hang from the lowered waistline infront & back. The promary decoration is triple tucks accented with horizontal running stiches and bugle beads. This shows a good view of the 'medieval' style sleeves.
For further information on historic costume, contact L. Symborski, at TapestryLJ@aol.com