Friday, June 3, 2011

Watsons Mill Costume

Another costume flies away from Edwina Richards Studio. I'm very pleased with this one. Kris was so happy to wear her finished costume. It's an 1885 day dress. Kris will be wearing it this Saturday at Watson's Mill in Manotick, Ontario..

The outfit consists of a corset, bustle and skirt with attached underskirt. The double layer over-skirt was taken from a period fashion plate. Kris is none too tall, so should someone else wear the outfit in future, we can add a petticoat with another layer of pleats to lengthen it and still keep the look just right.

The bodice is cotton, with cotton braid trim. I got lucky finding braid with all the colours from the plaid in it, which matched so well. Finding decent trim is always the challenge. If you have many sources, besides the fabulous but sometimes pricey Mokuba, I'd love to hear about them!

3 comments:

Shepherdess said...

I saw her in this today, she looked great.

Sue said...

Awesome Edwina! Another trip into time travel.....

Edwina Sutherland said...

I'm so glad she looked great. Kris was very enthusiastic about the project and the site.