Claire Meldrum

Claire Meldrum

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I sew. I smock. I avoid housecleaning :)
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The first glimpse of Kubrick’s genius - Photos - CNN.com

The first glimpse of Kubrick’s genius - Photos - CNN.com

1879 RARE Trained Red Wool Embroidered At Home Robe with Watteau Back and Actual Cabinet Card Photograph of the Original Owner!

1879 RARE Trained Red Wool Embroidered At Home Robe with Watteau Back with Actual Cabinet Card Photograph of Original Owner. It makes me remember that, even though it might not show up in photos, our ancestors loved to wear color just like we do today.

Inside of a teal silk Late Victorian Bodice, showing striped cotton lining, hooked panel to close at the waist, whip stitched edges to finish the seams and the selvedge edge used on the straight bodice front

Inside of a teal silk Late Victorian Bodice, showing striped cotton lining, hooked panel to close at the waist, whip stitched edges to finish the seams and the selvedge edge used on the straight bodice front

c. 1900 Victorian Yellow Silk Jacquard 2-piece Trained Gown - bodice lining with bust ruffles to support the silhouette

1900 Victorian Yellow Silk Jacquard Trained Gown - bodice lining with bust ruffles to support the silhouette- great idea with ruffles to keep bust puffed out. Small bust use ruffles.

The lower hem is faced in linen gauze, with an additional applied band of finely knife-pleated, stiffened denser linen hemmed to hold a pleated lace ruffle. A linen tape is affixed to control the flow of the train.

House of Worth, Evening Garment details: The lower hem is faced in linen gauze, with an additional applied band of finely knife-pleated, stiffened denser linen hemmed to hold a pleated lace ruffle.