Jenny La Fleur
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Yeeeeessssss! I just found an extra piece of pink taffeta! So I should have enough to re-cut the back of the pink pimpernel dress now. I couldn't find this last skirt panel (from the old Cynthia dress) and was getting worried that I would have to scrap the whole outfit. Whew!

Also while searching for something unrelated I stumbled across another picture of the original court train my Pearl Dress motif is from:

Interesting... The motif looks so large – I’m used to my scaled down version now!

I think I've also discovered why these court trains became a separate piece, besides an excuse to use a luxurious velvet or a splendid watered taffeta as in this case. As full as the back of my gown is, the train still looks a little chintzy. I don't know that I could have gathered up my fabric at the waist much more let alone doubled to get a nice full train like the purple one.

Ummm... perhaps I should add an embroidered velvet train to my frock one day. Because I’m not putting in enough hours on it as is of course. *rolls eyes

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tailordrews From: tailordrews Date: May 28th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC) (link)
Its a shame you should have a catalogue i purchased in Lisboa once. They have a costume museum there. When i was there, there was a big exhibition about imperial costumes. They were all regency style, both men ans womens costumes. And they had 4 of these court dresses with full train. The catalogue is so lovely.

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 28th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh that sounds wonderful! How fun to see them in person - I'm jealous! Info on the court dresses is out there but hard to find sometimes. But I love them so! :>
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