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frocks, frills and furbelows


The Historical Society here in town is debuting a new exhibit on 400 years of women's clothing, all from their archives. I was invited in to take some photos of the installation in progress. Such exquisite clothing, fabrics, accessories uniquely assembled in their award-winning history center, the exhibit is beautifully done. Naturally I was totally inspired by the collection and the way the curators transformed the room into a Victorian parlor. I was surprised to see how tiny all the dresses were, way beyond petite.

Can you imagine pulling that frock out of the armoire for a day out? Or in?


Do you think they'd let me borrow this one for my MOB dress? Maybe I could make one.... you know, I have a few months for the embroidery and beadwork. Seriously, it's perfect. I love, love that dress.

I think I'll get dressed up today. In a really fancy.... sweater and jeans. Furbelow to match.

sweater archives