Centennial ball gown, ca. Many party guests wore Colonial attire. Old silk in storage was remodeled into new clothes.This is a mix: half century half Victorian. Bodice, reconstructed with Victorian boning petersham, retains original sleeves.
I have always wished I was from a different time, times like this where I could have wore classy-old fashioned beautiful long dresses, which is funny coming from a woman who hates to wear dresses today in 2016 and grew up as a Tomboy lol!
Detail front closure, robe à la francaise, France, ca. "Mexicaine" silk taffeta with yellow stripes on cream ground alternating with stripes with small bouquets on light blue and cream ground, linen lining. Sleeve ruffles with pink trimmings.