Thursday, August 27, 2015
The Story of the Seamstress
Welcome to another miniature world captured in a frame!
This is the shop of a victorian dressmaker.
She is a paperdoll, put together with pieces and parts of paperdoll clothes,
a stamped paperdoll head, plenty of lace and porcelain arms.
The shoes are too adorable. They are a pair of black Barbie doll shoes that I attached two violet roses onto. And a matching handbag! with a navy blue and white madonna on it.
She is standing in her milliner's shop, this craftswoman and seamstress
surrounded by the tools of her trade :
needles adorned with pearls and crystal beads; a vintage pair of scissors,
a mannequin, a dressmaker's mannequin, a mannequin head,
a piece of vintage cloth measuring tape, an old key and more.
Oh what a graceful time it was! although it must have been very
uncomfortable to sew whilst wearing all those layers of lace and crinoline!
The dressmaker's mannequin in the background I decorated with ribbon roses.
She has a mannequin head in her display window with the latest Victorian hat!
I made the tiny little hat from the plastic end of a tassel and I added lace, tiny roses and a very immodest feather!
The lace curtains of the shop are decorated with many gold roses. The shop is wallpapered with victorian paper, lace, ribbons, vintage newspaper ads, a victorian die cut basket of roses.
Please step in and be measured for that special gown!