2 Brown 1880’s dresses from the Costume Museum of Canada

1880's dress brown CMC dWhile on display last May.  I liked the trim on this dress.1880's dress brown CMC bI also liked the hidden watch pocket.  I want to put some in my dresses.1880's dress brown CMC c

The dress had nice details at the hem of the skirt.1880's dress brown CMC e

This is the other black dress (you can see the back of the first dress in the background)1880's dress grey CMC a

The tabs were folded gross grain ribbon.1880's dress grey CMC c

Poor thing has some issues under the arm.1880's dress grey CMC bIf you look at the two photos above, you will note that the details on the skirt are asymmetrical.  I struggle with that when I make dresses.  It hurts my modern sensibilities.

 

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