Fork Pleating, brought to you by the lovely people at Truly Victorian : http://trulyvictorian.com/videos/ForkPleats.MOV

Fork Pleating, brought to you by the lovely people at Truly Victorian : http://trulyvictorian.com/videos/ForkPleats.MOV

Silk taffeta gown with two bodices, 1860s. French blue with wide grey stripe, day bodice with long collared sleeve, lace collar & cuff trimmed in cream bobbin lace. Short -sleeved evening bodice with open neck trimmed in pleated ribbon, white net, & velvet ribbon, both bodices cut straight at waist. Voluminous, unlined trained skirt has large pleats, off-center front closure, hem with deep stiffened backing to raise hemline by 3-4 inches. Whitaker Auctions

Silk taffeta gown with two bodices, 1860s. French blue with wide grey stripe, day bodice with long collared sleeve, lace collar & cuff trimmed in cream bobbin lace. Short -sleeved evening bodice with open neck trimmed in pleated ribbon, white net, & velvet ribbon, both bodices cut straight at waist. Voluminous, unlined trained skirt has large pleats, off-center front closure, hem with deep stiffened backing to raise hemline by 3-4 inches. Whitaker Auctions

Courtesy of Debra DiFranco

Courtesy of Debra DiFranco

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