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This is from the most fabulous blog.  The seamstress is Finnish.  A whole board could be just her gowns.  Beautiful beyond words.

This has never been my favorite style for century, but it's a classic and I wanted to give it a try. It's made of cream silk taffeta an.

Ashley Greene - Costume Institute Gala Benefit 2011

Ashley Greene - MET Ball Photo Ashley Greene hits the red carpet at the MET Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May in New York City. The Twilight actress…


PINK SILK & LACE DINNER GOWN, c. 1912 “ Light pink silk charmeuse, center front panel dusty pink chiffon w/ Milanese tape lace bodice band above high waist, slight train, attached at shoulders & back.

early 1900s princess petticoat

Maria Niforos - Fine Antique Lace, Linens & Textiles: What's wrong with a little Frilly? Antique &Vintage Clothing # Exquisite Princess Petticoat w/ Valencienne Lace


Evening dress, ca. Herbert Luey (American), silk and linen, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Merry Dressmaker: En Fourreau Back - The Lazy Dressmaker's Version - If I were to make an en fourreau back gown (which is doubtful), I'd totally go this route!

My preferred method of dressmaking is draping. Oh, I do like my patterns (heaven knows I have enough), but draping is more accurate and tim.

Gown of white silk, 1770, Sweden, embroidered with darker and lighter purple silk and silver. Consists of seven parts, skirt (width 284 cm), bodice (2 parts), jacket with watteau pleat in the back, 2 loose sleeves and headpiece. Belonged to "Aunt Ulla" Ulrica Christina Cronstedt (1756 - 1841) on Gärdesta. Sörmlands museum

Gown of white silk, Sweden, embroidered with darker and lighter purple silk and silver.

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Antique wedding gown, circa Ivory silk damask and tulle, with faux pearls applied on bodice. Silk ribbon at waistline.