Since the contractors were painting the shop today, and I’m finished with stripping the wood, I actually had some extra time today. So we took some pictures, and I had time to post some updates here. You might want to go back to last month’s archive since I added a bunch of info for last week that I just never found the time to add when it was current.
Today’s picture is of Katy, who contacted me from the vintage fashion site and had an interest in modeling some Victorian clothes. Her timing was excellent, as we just bought part of a collection from a lady in Hydesville who was getting rid of her vintage clothes. She remembered the article about Lori and gave her first crack at everything. It was pretty hard to pick and choose she had so many wonderful things. We tried to pick things that could be used in the studio, or things that Lori didn’t have in her collection.
Katy is modeling a matching bodice and skirt from the early 1890s. The dress has a lot of white on white detail that doesn’t show up in this picture very well. But once I get around to adding all of the pictures to Lori’s web site you’ll be able to get a better idea of what makes this outfit so special. We’re even thinking it would be great to rent it out as a wedding dress.