Victorian Dress Shoppe- click on picture to enlarge details
This is a dress shop I made before I started making dolls. Dress design and making dresses are one of my favorite things to do. Victorian at one time was my era, now the older I get the stuffier it gets for me. I still think it is elegant, but I have moved on in time. I just can't imagine me in all those undergarments and all that bulky material.
I suffocate thinking about it.
Each of the dresses was made on a Styrofoam cone and hand sewn and glued. The hats, corsets, are all hand made.The material was found at resale shops, mostly blouses.
This box was in a museum opening last year. I like to go and stand around to see what people say. A woman who was there as people were ooh and ah hing over it said , "Oh you can get this stuff in any store, cheap" Its all made overseas".
So much for the hours and hours I spent making them. Between the hours and the time, they would not be cheap. This room box appeared in an article in American Miniaturist, within the last 5 years. Could not locate the magazine.