part dress for 16" doll (Tyler Wentworth, Brenda Starr by Tonner).|
- Purple dress (so called mantua) has tight-fitting, low pointed
bodice with a double opening. The under (black, covered with lace) front
parts fasten with little snaps, the upper have hidden closure - hook and
eye under the frog.
Sleeves are top and bottom cartridge pleated, there is also horizontal
cartridge pleating. The bodice and sleeves are trimmed with golden braid.
Into the bodice are also sewn narrow undersleeves (they are black and are
not visible), with attached gathered stripes of a white battiste with fine
Skirtis very full, cartridge pleated, and has a short train. The both sides
of the front slit are embellished with a black lace and a trim of antique
gold colour. The bodice and the skirt are lined .
- Black underskirt is a bit shorter than skirt, fastens at the
front with row of hooks and eyes; the both sides of the slit are
embellished with a black lace.
- Shift (I haven't ever seen such a strange piece
of clothing, but what I know about female pirate underclothes from the 18th
century? :-)) with tight fitting bodice falls just above ankles, has
narrow sleeves to the elbow and deep neckline. The neckline and sleeves ate
laced up. The sfift fastens back with hooks and eyes.
- Medallion was sculpted from 2-part epoxy putty and then I gilded
it with false gold foil.