Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Late 1830's Yellow/Gold Dress









From the seller:

vintage ladies evening gown,pleats and puff sleeves,hand done,hook fasteners. about 17'' across the shoulders,sleeves 23-24'' long,overall length 50-51''. 6'' hem to be let out if needed. a separation at the bodice as shown. all hand crafted.fabulous pleats and puffs!


From Me:

Although the sleeves aren't as full as this one from the V & A, the dress is clearly from the same era. My guess is about 1838.

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  1. On a fun note: Butterick B5832 has the same asymmetrical pleated bodice thing. Maybe one of their designers ran across this dress somewhere? It's an unusual detail.

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    1. You can see the asymmetrical pleating in the fashion plate in the link. You have to look carefully at it but it's there. :-)

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  2. Haha! We were talking about this Butterick pattern on our guild's FB group, and then I saw your post, Isabella. Of course the pattern isn't correct, but I loved the crossover pleated effect on the bodice and its great to see an extant gown w/ similar. The designer is part of our Costume Pattern Review page on FB too, but we talk about the patterns AFTER we've made them.

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    1. How cool! Yes, the crossover pleated front was very popular towards the end of the 1830's.

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