Sunday, May 18, 2014

I have a mighty need... for 1900-ish beauty.

In the middle of all sorts of mad dashing about recently, I paid a brief visit to my brother in Bury St. Edmunds during my Uni Easter break.  My sister-in-law is working at Ickworth House not far from Bury, and as I'm always more than happy to see historic houses (especially neo-classical and/or victorian) we spent an afternoon there.

Ickworth was lovely, but it was one of the few costumes they had up on display which really captured my heart.  There was no placard or any information on hand, but it looks like a fairly typical evening gown from about 1900-1905. 

It's been absolutely ages since I last made myself something, and I think this dress just shot straight to the top of my list.  I want it so badly you have no idea.  I took a ton of photos and would have been happy to spend the rest of the day just staring longingly at the gown.


  1. Love the embroidered belt, lapel thingy and folded back skirt panels! Wow, and in satin tailoring that must've cost a tin of hours on somebody's part!
    I definitely think you should do this dress!
    Nancy N

  2. Oh Gwendolyn, you could married in a gown like that!