Shirley found some new friends for us. We just need some time to get to know each other better.
Misses 1884 pattern
1880 ladies basque.
1876 polonaise…just the envelope alas….
Another corset cover.
La pièce de résistance 1877 dress.
And purched on top of the mannequin was a little hat that is part of the ensemble.
Sorry for the blurry phone photos!
This hat is found on one of my cabinet cards. I think this is 1880’s.Doesn’t she have super buttons on the bodice! And I can’t say I’ve ever seen such big earrings in a Victorian picture.
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.
The sides were asymmetrical with the underskirt peaking out of large cut outs on the over skirt on one side.The other side was draped with the under skirt showing at the bottom.Of course, there was a lovely bustle at the back.The bodice had an interesting layered effect at the lower back.
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.)
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.
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.
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 group photo.
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…..