Blouse & skirt, Croatia, ca. 1908–09. Blouse is 2 types of lace on tulle; skirt is black velvet. Museum of Arts & Crafts, Zagreb

This blouse is so elegant, definitely something for Lydia. Blouse & skirt, Croatia, ca. Blouse is 2 types of lace on tulle; skirt is black velvet. Museum of Arts & Crafts, Zagreb

This is an example of a dress a woman living in the Edwardian time period might wear.

Edwardian Fashion - 1907 Elegant strips break up the black, keeping it from looking too heavy and a white collar prevents the black from washing out her face

Two-piece walking dress in wine-colored faille, Italian manufacture, c. 1900, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

I like the stronger colors. I need to figure out a way for her to look older and more worldly than Cecily, color is good. Day dress ca. 1900 From the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti via Europeana Fashion

Front view of Edwardian walking skirt.  Made of 5 panels with 5 knife pleats at each side of the front.  Closure is located at the side front.

Front view of Edwardian walking skirt. Made of 5 panels with 5 knife pleats at each side of the front. Closure is located at the side front. Love this and totally wearable.

The Me I Saw : Photo

Sheer cotton muslin dress with small darts for close-fitting silhouette. Wide filet lace band trimmed with needle-woven tulips, berries & scrolling leaves vertically placed like arrows across bands of lace.

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