Its all come together really well, the bodice has been finished with these beautiful clasps (they are on the shoulders as well).
The train is ready
Working on the bustle sewing organza poppies and thread formed crows - more symbolism from WW1
The corsage. The National Trust House, Wallington was owned by a conscientious objector, hence one white poppy.
The Belle Epoque was the “beautiful era” of scientific discovery, peace and general good feeling through Europe starting in 1871.
Unfortunately it ended in1914.
This outfit takes inspiration from the ending of the Belle Epoque - the fashion is contemporary to the era, but the crows and poppies indicate a darker side at…..
And here it is finished, quick snaps in the garden before the rain came.
Tomorrow I’ll show you the dress at Wallington and the other pieces of work in the exhibition.