Costume Museums

My dresses have always been based on real clothing from old catalogues, fashion and women's magazines, and museums. In my earlier work, it was all about the shapes, and I didn't worry so much about matching my paper to the fabric. Historical accuracy has become increasingly important to me as time has gone on, and I hunt out papers that more closely resemble the originals.

I've always enjoyed sharing my inspiration, which is why my historic dresses all come with a citation pointing to the original garment. And now I've added links to the museum pieces in my descriptions (where a link is available), so you can see where each dress started!

I'm currently trying to decide whether I should upload catalogue and magazine images for the non-museum pieces. It's a copyright thing I need to sort out.

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