NEW THIS WEEK - August 30th, 2006:
Although the distinctive characteristics of nineteenth century
styles -- lacy ruffles and frills, elaborate hats, voluminous skirts, and
lavish ornamental decor -- spread throughout much of the Western world, the era
owes its moniker to Queen Victoria, reigning in Britain for much of that
The influence of this fashionable age is so supreme, that,
to this day, modern fashion writers in any part of the world describe
"fancy" fashions -- lace, scrollwork, frilly ruffles, and elaborate
embroideries -- as "Victorian-inspired."
Thus it is that the elegant designs this week are most assuredly
Victorian-inspired. Fancy "gingerbread" frames display fashionable
Victorian hats, boots, shoes, a hatbox, and a parasol, that will make
magnificent embellishments for totes, bags, quilt squares, and more.
The artistry of elaborate scrollwork, typically seen in vintage
Victorian embroidery and brocades, delivers timeless beauty when sewn on linens
and clothing fashions. The many versatile shapes and sizes make it easy to add
charming, rich detail to fashion accessories or home decor.
Free project instructions!
3-dimensional fashions for Victorian lady designs. See how to use some
of your favorite trims to dress them for the ball.
And is there anything fancier than lace? Shapely scrolls in
traditional lace -- corner, border, oval -- make beautiful trims for
table runners, placemats, linens, and more.
Pretty as a picture, designs for six little ladies of the era are
modestly dressed in Victorian-style undergarments. As is, they're adorable
accents for the bedroom and bath, but this week's projects will also show you
how to dress them in sweet Victorian or Southern antebellum skirts.
Enjoy the elegance of the Victorian era, and enjoy the designs this
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