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Is it just the way the fabric is woven or is this skirt cut on the bias do you think?

http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/the_costume_institute/dress_evening_jeanne_hallee/objectview.aspx?page=12&sort=6&sortdir=asc&keyword=1910&fp=11&dd1=8&dd2=0&vw=1&collID=8&OID=80018057&vT=1&hi=0&ov=0

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unclrashid From: unclrashid Date: September 26th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC) (link)
That is definitely sort of on the bias, but not true bias. It looks like a jacquard weave and the compass points of the brocade motif would match up with the straight of grain. ON a print they don;t have to match, but on a jacquard it's almost 100% that the pattern and the grain line up.
s0mmer From: s0mmer Date: September 26th, 2011 02:09 am (UTC) (link)
I thought the same. The way it drapes across the hips and puddles at the waist scream bias.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 27th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC) (link)
Good - that is just what I was thinking. Just making sure I wasen't seeing things! :>
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: September 26th, 2011 09:49 am (UTC) (link)
That's pretty! and I've now spent the last 10 minutes looking at more pretty teens dresses at the Met :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 27th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC) (link)
Yeah, I spent a good chunk of my Sunday on the Met site. :>
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: September 26th, 2011 09:59 am (UTC) (link)
Well, shoot. The link isn't working for me. Maybe the met is down for maintenance or something. I'll try again later.

But I absolutely LOVE Jeanne Hallee's gowns! The one I am planning on doing for the Titanic night at Dress U is one of her gowns.
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: September 26th, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC) (link)
Gorgeous dress!

This is the one I am planning on doing:
http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/80004758?img=0
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 27th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC) (link)
Ooh I haden't found that one yet - really, really pretty! Are you going to use those colors too?
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: September 27th, 2011 07:29 am (UTC) (link)
Yes, to me the colors are what make the dress. Which is why finding the perfect fabric is so important. There is another Jeanne Hallee dress that is my back up. It is on the one with two dresses.... let me see if I can find it. The one on the right here, the blue one:
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80018059
I have some gorgeous copper burnout velvet that is similar to the blue. The thing that worries me about this dress though is that I am not so skinny as that model so I don't know if it would look weird in a different proportion.
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: September 27th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC) (link)
This is the fabric I was talking about. One at the top of the post.
http://my-stitching.livejournal.com/3276.html
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 27th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh I've always loved that blue velvet and your fabric is lovely!
lisotchka From: lisotchka Date: September 26th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC) (link)
Pretty-prett-pretty-!
I would say it is cut in the bias too.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 27th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC) (link)
I know the Met is full of 19-teens goodness!
jitteringbug From: jitteringbug Date: September 27th, 2011 04:27 am (UTC) (link)
It reminds me of one of those 50's/60's sarong dresses. Cut on-grain, then gathered so the grain is skewed and drapes. Like this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58726793/vintage-1957-vogue-938-couturier-design

Delicious!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 27th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC) (link)
That makes total sense - thanks so much for the link!
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: September 28th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC) (link)
Totally unrelated to this post but I wasn't able to send a private message and I don't have you on facebook. This woman is trying to sell your bonnet

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81070559/on-sale-reproduction-civil-war-victorian?ref=v1_other_1

She is the same one who tried to claim one of Katherine's gowns as her own last year. She has changed her shop name from ScarlettsDesigns to this new one.
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