An “artistic” gown definitely not in keeping with the mainstream fashion of its day. While Paris decreed a tight corset, bustle, and elaborate surface decoration, a great many women wore this simple, flowing style as an expression of artistic sensitivity and taste. The original dress in possession of Wisconsion Historical Society is of muted blue-green wool, with front panel of matching watered silk shirred at waist and throat. This pattern is part of WHS’ discontinued pattern line which won’t be reprinted, once the last copies are gone. Get yours while they last!
Size US 10 included.