I got my purple dress done about a week before I started on my pink 1912 suit/dress and took pictures of it. Then life got crazy and I totally forgot to post photos of the dress and my hat. Soooooo...out of order, here is the completed purple dress and the fabulous extant horsehair and straw hat that my Mom and I found in Spokane, WA.
|I do need to make a dickey so that my neck won't be bare....|
|Really awesome shoes I found at a Retro shop in Boise...LOOOOOOVE those buttons!|
|I never appreciated the black velvet bow until I started working on this dress. Now I see that it was meant to be!|
|The detailing of the straw braid, knots and horsehair medallions is truly phenominal!|
|The flowers are lilac and alstromeria.|
|And the brim is HUGE!! I believe it is either 22" or 24" across...I measured it once but have since forgot|
|The only thing missing is the lining...other than that it is in almost perfect condition. There is a bit of breaking on the crown....so from now on it will be handled with more care than before!|
I cannot wait to wear this outfit. Now I have to decide what color gloves to wear with it! Black or off white....hhhhhmmmmmm....