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sarahnucci
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Have you ever noticed that you think you have a ton of research/info, etc. but the second that you go to try and find something specific you can't find it? Yeah - it's the 1855 walking dress. My brain is telling me a nice jacket and petticoat - I already have the corded petticoat - over and under petticoats, shoes, corset (well, it's an excuse to make one I have the pattern for), muslin body etc. I can't find a picture now of what I want. It probably doesnt' help that my poor computer at home is less than the nicest at operations right now.

I've check Kyoto, Costume in Detail, Janet Arnold. Nothing is quite like what I want. Any chances that anyone on here as seen a walking dress from the 1850's that is like that? Or am I just going to have to make a same color ensemble????

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twilatee From: twilatee Date: February 24th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I have found several... Godey's... ranging from 45 - 1855... including mine! :)

do you want to borrow?
sarahnucci From: sarahnucci Date: February 24th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes please. I thought I had a CD with a bunch on it - but it goes to 1849 and then picks up agian in 1866. I think they came in a three pack and I got the two as a gift - so the other person kept the one in the middle!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: February 24th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Here's one from 1853. Brown and beige. Exciting combination!

Click here!

A little fluffier than your usual style, but two colors :)
sarahnucci From: sarahnucci Date: February 24th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
A bit fluffier????? good to see though, I hate knowing I've seen something and then not finding it when I need it.
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: February 24th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK, a lot fluffier :)

That's fluffy even for me! I know what you mean though. My grey wool dress I put the trim on from memory, then every picture I found had the false vest put on differently. I finally found the inspiration dress, but still, rather annoying!
tartan_traveler From: tartan_traveler Date: February 25th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I've seen a few extant ones either in the V&A collections or the MFA Boston collections.

Here are two from the V&A: a green one and a detail of a pinky one.
sarahnucci From: sarahnucci Date: February 25th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I've seen the green one - not the pink one, thanks. I kept hoping to find one with different fabric for the jacket than the skirt. No such luck, but I realize that it's not always possible, so I found a fashion plate today with the combo. Good enough!
tartan_traveler From: tartan_traveler Date: February 25th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Sweet! Gotta love those fashion plates. :)
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