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Help, lost pictures!

Postby Miranda Miller » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:48 am

Hi all who find it in their hearts to take the time to read this.

Last year someone was awesome enough to post a brown and gold brocade 1880's bustle dress on the site from Vintage Martini web site. I fell in love with the style of the dress and vowed to try my hand at copying it. I bookmarked it and hadn't downloaded or copied the image at all. I have been collecting fabric for almost a whole year and have a really great start for most of it now and only need the little notion things. So imagine my dismay when I went to http://www.vintagemartini.com/clothing/ ... /1476.html
and the image is no longer there.
If you need a better description, it had a pleated underskirt, an asymmetrical overskirt with a swag pulled high on one side and left low on the other. The bodice was high necked and had a tabbed bottom edge with lace inserts between the tabs; I believe the sleeves were 3/4 length with a box pleat and frilled cuff. The colors were rich golden brown and chocolate brown with a metallic gold thread woven into the brocade.
At this point I am not sure which post it was that someone shared the dress from, or who originally posted. I am thinking it was posted several times over a three month period.
Any help would be appreciated and worse comes to worse, I'll just go from memory or try to find a fashion plate that closely resembles it.
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Postby valleyviolet » Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:46 am

Vintage Martini is indexed by archive.org so I think you have a 50/50 chance of getting the image back. Please let me know the date when the link was originally posted and I'll do my best to find it for you. :)
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Postby Miranda Miller » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:32 am

1883 I think.
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Postby valleyviolet » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:38 am

No, no... the date you first saw the pictures online, not when the dress was made. :lol:

The archive.org archive keeps copies of webpages by the date when they were archived. Unless I know when the pictures would have actually been online it's hard for me to find out if they have a copy. :D
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Postby Miranda Miller » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:29 am

oh! ummmm....



i guess 01/07/07.... if i can find the archive site, i could look through it myself.
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Postby Miranda Miller » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:52 am

this is the post that was where I found the dress
http://www.trulyvictorian.netfirms.com/ ... ge+martini
so the date was Thursday Jan 4th
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Postby valleyviolet » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:19 pm

Oh! That dress! :)

The bad news is that archive.org doesn't appear to have a copy. The good news is I know I took a copy of those images, because I'm a complete sucker for paisley. ;)

I'll see about finding and uploading them when I get home. :D
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Postby valleyviolet » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:29 pm

Here you go! :)

http://www.digitalchangeling.com/tempor ... isleyGown/

I'd be interested if anyone else has the text that accompanied the gown on the original page. :D
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Postby Miranda Miller » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:57 pm

Thanks!
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Postby Rebecca » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:17 am

Thanks for posting those pics again, this time I will save copies as soon as I get home tonight. Can't wait to see what you do with it Miranda!
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Postby cassieg » Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:49 pm

I have the text. I saved the page before it was taken down. It's long but is exactly what the site had.

Description: This is an incredible dress from c.1883. The dress is in two contrasting fabrics; a brown silk taffeta and a gorgeous beige, black and green paisley silk brocade. The basque front is heavily boned and lined in a tan polished cotton Each seam is bound in red silk and a red satin twill tape circles the waist. The front body of the basque is in the brocade with a fold down collar and ivory embroidered lace over collar. Gorgeous floral brass buttons have green centers. 14 Buttons fasten down the center front with hand bound holes. Along the bottom of the basque, the hemline is slit in tabs, 6 on each side. Each tab is covered with a brown lace appliqué. some are embroidered in peach floss, others are backed in a coral faille. The basque has an attached over vestee in the brown silk with pleats falling from either side of the center front and across the bottom. The vestee meets at the center front bustline with a large rosette. Each petal is made from the two contrasting fabrics and the center is made of coral faille and the brocade, twisted together into a large knot. The entire back is in brown with a peplum that rests on the bustle. Two flaps in the brocade rest on the bustle. Long, 2pc, set in sleeves have slight curve and end in a turned back cuff. An inner sleeve in brocade peeks under the brown cuff with a lace ruffle around the wrist. A large brown and peach lace appliqué adorns the brocade cuff. The skirt is a work of art!

The underskirt is in the brown silk with box pleats along the right side and back of the skirt and knife pleats on the left extending from wide panel on the left side front. Appliqués of the embroidered lace and large buttons, matching the basque buttons, decorates this panel. An overskirt of the brocade extends from gathers below the brown panel and sweeps up to pleats at the right hip. A large rosette, matching the one on the basque adorns the right side of the skirt below the over skirt. On the left side, a smaller drape in brocade sweeps over the left hip. A wide, pleated overskirt falls from the back waistband and drapes over the bustle. The skirt has an attached petticoat in brown china silk and has one band of boning for structure.

Label: None, which I'm very surprised.

Condition: Fabulous condition. There is one tiny fabric flaw on the right bust. A stripe of fade on the right side hemline in the pleating.

Item number: #1476

Price: $1,395.00
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Postby valleyviolet » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:30 am

Thanks cassieg! :)
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Postby cassieg » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:02 pm

valleyviolet wrote:Thanks cassieg! :)


No problem.

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