Today was the premier performance of
From Bodice to Bloomers
at Pick Pocket Plantation.
Guests were introduced to a Victorian lady's wardrobe
from the inside out.
Displays of bonnets and hats...
as well as jewelry and parasols
added a little pizazz to the background.
So let's talk about the foundation of a Victorian lady's wardrobe,
the unmentionables like bloomers!
But before we talk about bloomers take a closer look at the amazing lace on this gown:).
(a good friend gave me this to repurpose-I'm so glad I didn't cut it up!)
The performance began with an introduction to the most basic Victorian under garments,
a chemise and bloomers.
Next is the corset...
then the chemsiette (corset cover) and hoops...
add the bodice, the skirt along with mitts and a hat and 'ta-da' the outfit is complete!
Oops, I almost forgot the parasol:).
Here's the back.
(this is another one of the gorgeous gowns my dear friend Christine made:).
After all of that work getting dressed it was time to sit a spell before heading to the dining room for tea and orange-cranberry-vanilla scones.
Of course, I can't eat too much-the corset doesn't allow it!