Thursday, August 6, 2009

My little secret


I've just got the fabric for my new 18th c. stays and they're going to be bright pink! I know the colour didn't exist back then but it's not like anyone else will know... ;)

7 comments:

  1. Neat fabric! I believe you can find pinks, maybe even bright pinks, in the 1700s. However, they probably would have been silk or something that dyes easier than linen. I know that the existing dyes at the time had trouble producing colorfast red and black on linen.

    But, as you say, if the color works for you, go with it!

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  2. It's more of a shocking pink. The image above doesn't do it justice. I'm going to match it with black silk ribbons and embroidery. I'm going to start tomorrow so it won't be long before the pictures start flowing in!

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  3. The contrast with the black ribbon will be beautiful, I'm sure! Looking forward to progress pictures!

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  4. Hi Miss Ellinor,

    Thanks for the comment on my blog :-) Firstly, I love, love, love the fabric. I think your stays will be awesome. Secondly, for my chemise a la reine, I used the Sense and Sensibility drawstring dress as a base and then I changed it. I read a lot of dress diaries before I started and played with a muslin to get it right :-)

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  5. I second what Gloria said. As far back as Tudor times there us evidence of bright, almost neon bright, pinks, so it may be more period of a color than you think.

    I'm sure it will be lovely regardless!

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  6. Nooo, neon green binding! Nothing else will do!

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  7. Awesome color! Even though it is a shocking shade of pink, the 18th century did have watered down versions of the color. Just not in this hue. :)

    (I was just recommended your blog - it's really neat!)

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