We just want to be alone….

Shirley found some new friends for us.  We just need some time to get to know each other better.

Misses 1884 pattern

Misses 1884 pattern

1880 ladies basque.

1880 ladies basque.

1876 polonaise...just the envelope alas....

1876 polonaise…just the envelope alas….

1895 cape.

1895 cape.

Corset cover.

Corset cover.

Another corset cover.

Another corset cover.

 La pièce de résistance 1877 dress.

La pièce de résistance 1877 dress.

Two toned gown

The Costume Museum of Canada had several dresses on display during last weekends Doors Open event.  There was a very nice two toned one from the 1880’s.  Enjoy.1880's dress 2 tone CMC a


The sides were asymmetrical with the underskirt peaking out of large cut outs on the over skirt on one side.1880's dress 2 tone CMC bThe other side was draped with the under skirt showing at the bottom.1880's dress 2 tone CMC dOf course, there was a lovely bustle at the back.1880's dress 2 tone CMC cThe bodice had an interesting layered effect at the lower back.1880's dress 2 tone CMC e

Some of the photos make the bodice and over skirt look grey but in reality they were more the purple tones of the other pictures.  (I don’t mind the grey look and might one day create one in grey.)

 

More photos from Doors Open

I have some more photos from various cameras of the Doors Open event I volunteered at.  As usual, it is very hard to narrow it down to just a few photos….

Fortifying ourselves before the grand opening.

Fortifying ourselves before the grand opening.

We do a group photo on the door step each morning just before allowing the first group into the jail.

Group photo on the door step each morning just before allowing the first group into the jail.

This is where Shirley and I did our "bit".  The coffin was our prop that we used to relay information about what happened to a prisoner when they died.

This is where Shirley and I did our “bit”. The coffin was our prop that we used to relay information about what happened to a prisoner when they died.

My favorite photo of myself.  That fan got very beat up being used as a prop and a tool against heat stroke.

My favorite photo of myself. The fan got beat up being used as a prop & a tool against heat stroke.

My favorite photo of Shirley and myself.  Couple of boozers.  I told the crowd it was just water...wink wink.

My favorite photo of Shirley and myself. Couple of boozers. I told the crowd it was just water…wink wink.

Photo of myself with the woman who spear headed the whole drive to get people back into this old jail.

Myself with the woman who spear-headed the whole drive to get people back into this old jail.

My favorite group photo.

My favorite group photo.

It is all done for this year.  Come back next year!

It is all done for this year. Come back next year!

Note: the woman on the right side of the last photograph is a reporter for a Phillipino TV program that is viewed by the local community as well as in the Philippines.  Shirley and I were asked to send greetings to the Phillipino community.  I am a TV star…..Darling, I will have my people talk to your people…..