American Duchess visits Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles

American Duchess visits Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles


My extensions are leaking hairpins so I apologize. The first book we wanted to cover four common styles of gowns, so gowns that we’re all familiar with… pleated back gown, the sacque back gown, the Italian gown, or the four piece back gown and then the round gown. If you bought, like, a JP Ryan pattern you can put it together with the instructions in the book. If you buy, I don’t know, a Simplicity pattern for a sacque… you can put it together by hand. But it’s not just hair styling, it’s also accoutrements so more caps, more hats tips on working with feathers, hair cushions. Something that we feel is kindof missing in the community is a focus on what hair to wear with what dress because it is very specific. So if you’re wearing, like, a Polonaise, like I’m wearing but I have a frizzed hairstyle, like you I would not really be accurate. It’s not the right look for the time period of the dress because this dress was in style for a very narrow period of time. I have the brain hat from the book on and it’s also made of organza but in black… …and it’s my favorite thing, because I made it.

4 Replies to “American Duchess visits Lacis Museum of Lace & Textiles”

  1. I just love you guys so much!! You all keep me motivated to keep doing what i love to do is historical sewing!! Thank you! 😘😘😘

  2. Thanks. Hope you explored their lace collection. So important to understand the appropriate lace for your time period.

  3. for anybody who's interested (everyone) the museum had a livestream of the ad talk on their fb page, which is still up!

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