All dressed for a lovely holiday in the country, this dear lady is stylishly and suitably dressed to enjoy her time in the fresh air, maybe even pick a rose or two!
Inspired by a Peterson's Parisienne colored engraving, this 1878 ensemble is composed of a trained striped skirt with a gentle bias cut ruffle at the hem; a solid colored overskirt trimmed with pleats and braid; then an additional braid trimmed striped overskirt with a long back drapery. Her fitted bodice is in the solid color, trimmed with the stripe around the neck, the wide cuffs, and the bias binding on the lower edge. The back of the bodice is in points, extending down onto the overskirt.
Her hat is formed of buckram and wire, covered with velvet, and lined with the same solid color as her dress bodice. It is trimmed with braid, silk ribbon loops,a wee bit of lace and artificial flowers. It is constructed mostly using a clear drying, flexible glue.