Wednesday, October 27, 2010

White Civil War Era Gown

I bought this one of a kind outfit for a pretty penny from another collector. The seamstress is unknown, but the quality of the gown is amazingly detailed. The seamstress added a generous amount of lace detail, including an attached lacy petticoat that gives the dress its fullness. The white fabric feels like taffeta though I'm not 100 percent sure.

Attached petticoat has generous lace trim that helps give the gown its fullness:

Monday, October 25, 2010

123MulberryStreet Orange Summer Top and Capris

This two piece modern outfit created by 123MulberryStreet is perfect for Lanie or any outdoor girl. The bright orange cotton top has shirred elastic bodice and striped ribbon straps. The capris are made from recycled denim and have bright orange top-stitching and an orange daisy detail at the hem.

Here's the accompanying story:

Lanie: "I brought my pet bunny!"

Ivy: "Oh, I didn't see you carry in a cage. Where is it?"

Lanie: "I walked him over!"

Bennet: "Ruff! Ruff! That is a weird sight! Grrrr."

Ivy: "There, there, mind your manners! Or I'll have to put you on a leash!"

The white modern dress was created by Heritage4.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Emma Woodhouse and Jane Fairfax

"It's too hot for strawberry picking!" says Emma Woodhouse (Elizabeth) to Harriet Smith (Lanie).

Harriet: "Fortunately, Mr. Knightley's hall is so much cooler. Oh, do you hear someone speaking?"

Officious Mrs. Elton (Ruthie) exclaims to Jane Fairfax (Rebecca): "But this post in Ireland will be very suitable for you. You will make an excellent governess."

"I thank you, but Mrs. Elton, I wish you would not intercede."

Harriet: "Oh, my, Miss Fairfax looks very unhappy. Should we help her?"

Emma: "Oh, there you are Miss Fairfax!"

Without saying a word, Jane runs off. Emma "Oh, she looked upset."

Mrs. Elton: "Those were probably tears of happiness! As she will be taking a post in Ireland and not be a burden to her aunt."

Mrs. Elton: "Mr. E is always saying how considerate I am, always thinking of others first."

Emma: "Indeed."

Emma's peach outfit was made by Vintiquedesigns. Harriet's blue gown was made by Jamiehistoriccostume. The Jane Fairfax gown was made by Terristouch

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jane Fairfax Regency Gown

This dress made by TerrisTouch reminds me of Jane Fairfax in a 1970s production of Emma. The following are from the original Etsy listing.

These are my images: