1885 Aesthetic Dress

1885 Aesthetic Dress

1885 Aesthetic Dress was a truly exciting project for a number of reasons.

First, it is a copy of a dress that was on display at the Legion of Honor in San Fransico, a short drive from my home & studio.  Second, because the wearer wanted to wear the dress to an event, shortly after the exhibit opened so my time was very short.  Because time was going to be so short, I started the dress from photos, and found when I got to the museum, that I had guess many wrong things about the back.  It was a great reminder that seeing isnt always understanding.

We used simple curtain fabrics for the dress but the over all effect and drape was very nice.  Here I have two sets of images.  The first is the finished dress on a dress form.  The second is a set of fitting photos along with the original image I had to work with.  Lovely.  


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