Fashion Do’s and Don’t’s for Head and Face: Hats, Hair-do’s, Makeup
by Colette, Internationally Known Stylist, Dress Designer, and Fashion Authority
I bought this booklet in an antique store way back in the late 1980’s, and have recently found it in a storage box. I have made it into a PDF for anyone who is interested to enjoy!
You have not seen the last of this dress, it is not quite finished– but it is done enough for right now. It still needs a smock and partlet, not to mention a final fitting and hand finishing. Straps need fitting and attatchment, sleeves need to be whipstitched into place, hemming needs to be done… that will all take place later in the summer, and if I know myself it will be at 11:00 the night before we head to the ren faire. Ha!
This dress was made for Pam, a lovely lady back east. She sent me the fabric she wanted her gown to be made from– and I think it turned out so terrific! It was an embroidered poly taffeta, and it was very pleasant to work with. The best part was she sent 13 yards, which was juuuuuust enough! Any less and this gown would have looked very different. I used up nearly every inch of fabric available!
I have completed the underskirt for the robe a la Francaise I’m building over that pink lacy monster pannier I made a few weeks ago. The photos really don’t convey how enormous this thing is! It is so gloriously ginormously gigantic, my client will feel like she should be roaming the rooms of Versailles. Well, that is, if she is able to exit her dressing room. The door is likely too small to allow this awesomeness to pass.
I have started my next project, a big ol’ grand pannier for a very cool lady who lives on the east coast. Over this pannier will be the next gown I make, which I will start as soon as I’m through here.
She told me she just wanted a plain one, as no one was going to see it, but I started twitching at the mere thought. *plain*does*not*compute*