Monday, October 18, 2010

Sneak Peek ~Yes Virgina~ From The House of GWD !!!


Sneak Peek ~Yes Virgina~ From The House of GWD !!!
Greetings Well .. Well .. Well Breezy has a very special Holiday Treat !!
Come Come it is never too early to share sneak Peeks of
Holiday Flair Fashion !!!
((Please feel free to click on all photos to see the lovely details of these textures!))
Indeed Lady Kembri Tomsen is back ((not that she was ever gone !))
Breezy quotes The Lady Kembri see below ...
"I have included several skirts. You may of course wear them all for a very full and rich look, or you could take off the two largest and have a less hooped look on the skirt. Again, in the West, most women probably would not have worn large hoop skirts ala Gown with the Wind unless it was for a special occasion. Of course the wealthy women of the time had no issues with wearing hoops, as they didn't have to do a lot of work! Factories actually barred female workers from wearing hoops due to the hazards around the machinery. Just a tidbit for the next Trivial Pursuit night!"
Lady Kembri Tomsen is back with this Fabulous early Victorian day gown, Yes, Virginia. It is based on a real gown which is currently in the depths of a museum vault. The gown itself comes from what is known as the early or mid Victorian period, depending on who you talk to! It varies a bit by years, but what it comes down to is Queen Victoria reigned for over 6 decades. Fashion went through an amazing amount of change, and the queen was instrumental in much of it, though not all of it.
This gown is just coming at the beginning of the American Civil war and is still a crinoline. In the Civil war era it sometimes took up to a year for the fashion trends in Paris to reach the American West. In 1863 or so, the fashion forward in France were just starting to see the first pulling back of skirts into a soft, natural bustle thanks to Charles Worth and the Empress Eugenie. However, it would be another 5 years or more before such 'bustled' gowns were more common place in the West. Also, most women did not get a whole new wardrobe every year.
What a delightful creative brought to The grid for all to enjoy from the grand Heart of Lady Kembri
of The House of Green Wood Design !!
"This gown is made of heavy plaid silk, suitable for the fall weather. There is a blouse included with the dress, though not really made for outdoor public wear. Blouses or shirtwaists were being introduced for the first time around 1865, and while that pre-dates this dress by a couple of years, I didn't think anyone would object too much. Called a Garibaldi shirtwaist, they were red in the beginning, then eventually were made in other colors. The shirts were named for an Italian military man who was much admired by the public. The loose blouse was very short and usually worn under a jacket."

Yes Virginia
coming soon
from Lady Kembri
Curious Seamstress

This beautiful Flowing gown is quite Special and Most Fun !!
Period undergarments are included , but Breezy was just having to much fun to come in
out of the cold .. grins .. You will just have to wait and buy
this lovely ensemble for your very own !!!!
Yes Virginia
coming soon
from Lady Kembri
Curious Seamstress
GWD

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