metropolitan museum site updates

It’s decided.

I am setting up my embroidery frame in the corner of my room and I shall stall get my Worth skirt done by the end of the year.

To spur myself a little bit of a reminder of the madness of the project:
On the left.

And I just read my email from the Met:
American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity
May 5, 2010–August 15, 2010
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor

Sigh. A few images:
Cycling suit, squee! So very cute and yet such functionality and clean lines.
Cycling suit, a little more utilitarian but with a very simialr set of details.
Grecian Goddess evening gown. Exquisite draping.
Sweater, total flail and squeal. KOSHKA_THE_CAT posted this earlier. Sooooo adorable.
Dragon dress, film costume fromt he 1930s. Using the zoom function on this baby πŸ™‚
Jean Phillipe Worth ball gownwheat motiffe. Look at the shape of that bodice. Incredible. Just like the artwork with the long line and thrown back shoulders.

And a few from the Costume institute database.
Quilted stomacher.
Straw hat, 17thC
A knitted jacket, 17thC
Mantua, mine want need! Still πŸ˜‰ Along with all my other favourite mantua πŸ˜‰
Green Bodice. Someone needs to make this!
Pale blue brocade bodice.
Bodice with a tail πŸ˜‰
Quilted bodice
Pink tights, with toes πŸ˜‰ I;m guessing circus costume?
Metal wheel roller skates! Pretty sure with the scale they are meant for a doll πŸ˜‰
Not sure what to wear? Bright pink or bright green stockings!
White peacock feather fan.
Quilted gown
Pink and red corset with blue hip pads πŸ™‚
I’m thinking informal outerwear rather than corset?
Gloves in pink or blue!
Stripy stockings, red and navyblue/black
Gorgeous bodice with fine smocking trimming
Whiteworked Anglais.
Transitional to the Chemise gown? Ditto?
Love this! Pretty sure the pattern to it is in Waugh’s book. Seeing it I love it and want one. Reverse smocked trimmings and all πŸ™‚
Hmm it might actually be this one in Waugh..
Crazy cute gaiters.
Same dress, but one has a short bodice worn over it of matching silk.
I love stripes πŸ™‚

Okay, are these from the same garment originally?
Apron, “stomacher” From the same bequest so I suspect so. When I saw the apron I thought it looked a bit like a cut down skirt. This “stomacher” looks like it was a pleated back.

And I have quite looking at 1800 so will go back another day. Page 142 for my reference.

One of the reasons I neeed to get to NY.

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