It’s time for a preview of upcoming attractions ❤️ One of the things I’m currently working on is my own Atelier Saint-Honore gown (check it out on FB). As usual for my own xviii century clothes the dress will be entirely hand made, so, despite the fact that I’ve been working on it for some time now, I’m not entirely ready to start the trimmings just yet. Sidenote - when I asked @mme_jejette to design a dress for me I gave her full artistic freedom - everything, from the colour to the decorations it’s her idea for me (and of me). Sadly, I almost gave up on it when I recived it - at this point I was very heavily depressed for a good few months (and it’s not like you get to this point in a day anyway) and it didn’t feel like me. Which was true - it wasn’t me at that moment. Anna didn’t let me to give up on it that easily and I’m very grateful for that, because she was right. I am a woman in that wild red dress. I hope to never forget that again.
When someone took this pic I’ve been awake for over 34h. You (almost) can’t tell 😉 Photo was taken during the annual @grupakrynolina picnic in Pszczyna last year. As a theme for 2019 we’ve chosen the gorgeously weird 1830s and 40s - can’t wait!
I’ve been very absent here lately and busy with work I hope to share with you soon, but it’s time to show you one of the things I did in the past few months. Here is the latest creation made under the label of Atelier Saint-Honore (look it up on FB). Just like the last time with the pink dress I’m responsible for the construction and making of the gown that @mme_jejette designed for her client and created all the wonderful details and trimmings for. To be honest I’ve never been more proud of the xviii century garment I made in my life - if you ever worked with the striped fabric you would know why. A lot of math and very careful planning was involved as placement of the exact stripes in very exact places was important, but the effect is perfect (and perfectly symmetrical).
When it comes to historical fashion I own only one truly #white dress and I don’t think it will change any time soon. So here we are, me, my trusted (and well worn at this point...) robe en chemise and a cap from @americanduchess first book (I’m huge fan of that mushroom head vibe) for today’s theme of #georgianjanuary by @dames_a_la_mode. Photo taken by Piotr Nalepa in better and more sunny times. Where is May when you need it... #eighteencentury #historical #historicalfashion #historicalsewing #whitedress #18thcentury #georgianfashion #georgian #pszczyna #robeenchemise #marieantoinette #18thcenturyfashion #18thcenturysewing