- The floral printed caraco jacket with
the long peplum is completely lined, and fastens at front with little snaps.
The bodice part is tight fitting and stiff. The stomacher is horizontally divided into 4
parts for the fichu could be squeezed through. The jacket is embellished
with a fine lace at neckline and sleeves
- The blue skirt is made from a long stripe of fabric, reachs to the calves and fastens at
back with hooks and eyes. The bottom edge is reinforced with a thin layer of
interlining, and quilted. There are leaden beads sewn to the inner
hem of the skirt to add weight in order to skirt hang down properly.
The knife pleated upper edge is attached to the belt and
half-ecliptic inserts on the sides, so the skirt follows the shape of the
- Under the dress are the pocket hoops (or demi-panier),
the one-piece strapless stays and the chemise. The stays are boned with stripes of thin plastic,
the pocket hoops are boned with thick nylon horsehair.
- The outfit complete the triangular scarf (fichu) with a
frill, the purple shoes, the white stockings and the "straw" hat. The hat
was made from braided fine strands of natural bast, pressed with steaming
iron and then stitched together. It is embellished with a lace, silk bow,
plummage and a pink paper rose, I once bought somewhere.