Friday, October 25, 2013

A Short Pelisse, 1813

This pelisse was made to wear to my dear friend Maggie's wedding. The fabric was a gift from my friend Tyler, and there was just enough to get a short pelisse out of. You see "short" (what I consider anything shorter than the hem of the gown) pelisses throughout the 1800-1820 period like this one and this one from the collection of the Biblioth√®que des Arts D√©coratifs
www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/francais/bibliotheque/ via Ginger's fabulous Flickr account. I was inspired by the trim on this pelisse from 1813.

The veil was a very lucky find on Ebay. Although as pretty as it is, the glare on it in sunlight is not so helpful!

My friend Emma was gracious enough to play photographer for me, and got some excellent shots. :)

     


    

7 comments:

Kleidung um 1800 said...

Squeeee!!! It's stunning in every photo! A beautiful, very charming pelisse and a wonderful ensemble altogether :)

Sabine

The Bohemian Belle said...

You looked so pretty at Maggie's wedding!

Time Traveling in Costume said...

You always manage to do simple but elegant. And what a great find on that veil.
Val

Fiorina said...

I love it! So elegant!

melissamary said...

It looks gorgeous! I'm hoping to make a pelisse in the near future. How does it close in the front? Thanks!

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Loree said...

georgeous

kris said...

What a lovely pelisse! You look gorgeous in it!