One mannequin is holding a robe for Queen Anne, hems and trim are waiting patiently, Queen Maud is fitfully pacing about because her coronation gown is still without the sleeve lace she has chosen and it has not arrived yet. Her white morning robes are constantly being donned and cast aside. I fear they will be dusty before the package has arrived!
We have a new client, (Mrs Jack Gardner) Isabella. She has been asked to sit for Mr Sargent and has decided nothing in the closet will do. Measurements have been taken and a lovely bolt of black silk velvet chosen. The patterns are being drafted with the help of friend Miss Grimble. Mona is looking wildly about for pearls We may have to get them matched and restrung as they are to adorn the waist. Wish us God-speed as we have heard that she is Very particular) (Truth be told, after our exploits with Q.Maud, I think we should feel quite practiced in completing this project!!) ________________________________________ From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com <h-costume-boun...@indra.com> on behalf of michaela de bruce <michaela.de.br...@gmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 6:18 PM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost] What's your dummy wearing this season? I have a display mannequin in the lounge, but she is naked, she is mainly holding a sci-fi alien headpiece up to prevent it deforming. So I'm going to put that on once I finish typing :) My dressform is loaned out to a friend, and the one I have borrowed in replacement is also naked while I tidy my art space. I have just restored my sewing/ironing desk top so I can actually start working again :) I have a new removeable cover to finish sewing as well. Then I can iron huge applique pieces again. As for current projects: Finally finishing my c1600 Spanish gown, stage one anyway. I decided I probably won't have enough trim for the doublet and the galerilla as I thought so doublet is a higher priority. It means all new stays, finishing the underlayers and tracking down lace of a suitable size. While doing this I have documentation to write up, which means a fair amount of scanning so, ugh. Got that to look forward to. I also have an Elsa spring gown to make (Frozen Fever) as the ice gown sleeves can get a little warm at big children's events :) Michaela -- http://arrayedindreams.com https://instagram.com/i.chimaera/ https://www.facebook.com/mdb.i.chimaera _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list email@example.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume