Costume Historian & Dressmaker
The Victorian Dressmaker: rags and riches
“Oooh yes, I’ll take that gown, oh and that one….and perhaps that one too….maybe one more…”
Gorgeous gowns, fantastic frills, dramatic decoration and luscious lace abound in this talk celebrating the skill of the Victorian dressmaker. Celebrate the sumptuous styles of the era whilst sparing a thought for the women who made them. See what the seamstress wears to make a lady’s fabulous new frock with original examples on display for you to study and admire. A talk by Meridith Towne: Costume Historian & Dressmaker.