|Back of dress. I just happened to have a fashion mannequin and petticoat on hand.|
When family was here in town for Mom's memorial, they also brought me a bunch of goodies. The majority of it was found in the back of closets or old chests. Forgotten bits of family history, and even the history of home sewing. The first of which I'm sharing is what looks to be the under slip of an early 20th century wedding dress. I place it somewhere around mid to late 20's. Its a very light chiffon, I'm going to say its probably silk given the way the underarms have been eaten away from sweat stains. Its also very wrinkled because I'm afraid to iron it, or even have it dry cleaned.
The hem is hand rolled, as is a lot of the finishing work by hand. In fact, I think the only seams that were sewn by machine were the long strait seems. And they were all french seams at that. I uploaded the full 10MP pics so if you click on the picture you can see the details.
There is no doubt in my mind this was lovingly made. Possibly by the Bride-to-Be, maybe by her mother. Or maybe it was a collaborative effort.
Tomorrow I will try to post about some of the other treasures I have received. I wish I could say I've been sewing but we're renovating and that's been taking up most of my time. Its a mess now but boy will I be happy when its done! I've also drawn up some plans for a new cutting table that I'm hoping Dad will help me make. Oh, and I want to redo my closet too. LOTS TO DO! I did get two Burda Magazine patterns traced out, does that count?
|Front Details. Its kinda sad and limp without the petticoat.|