Mid 19th century Bold print gown

This gown was created for client in a neighboring Southern state and was based upon an image of her great great grandmother. The original gown is made from a bold stripe on a dark background. (The client requested I do not share the original image). Working together, we settled upon this reproduction print as inspiration for the original gown.

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While black is the traditional choice for mid 19th century belting, I felt the darker tone would mute the beautiful coloring of this print. Therefore, I chose to create a crimson red cotton velveteen belt to offset the gorgeous jewel tones.  Also, extant gowns of this period show an affinity for bright, bold patterns and ornamentation.

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