This lovely piece was displayed in the main textile gallery when I visited the Winterthur Museum in November of last year. There are lots of nice details to look at: the cording in the neckline, the flounces on the hem, and the cuff treatment of the sleeves. It is great to see that the underdress has survived as well.
Here is a pair of pockets, also part of The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament exhibit at the Winterthur Museum.
I have a backlog of photos that I’m slowly getting to posting. This beautiful piece is a part of The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament exhibit at the Winterthur Museum. The feather edging is reconstructed, not original.
During our trip to PAX East I took some time out to see the Think Pink exhibition at the MFA. This is a neat little (one-room) show focusing on the use of pink in fashion through time, with pieces from the 18th century to the present. It runs through May 26, 2014, and I highly recommend a visit. It is included in general admission to the MFA, one of my favorite art museums of all time.
Last Sunday I went to Longwood Gardens to see the Christmas display. Most of my pictures are of garden-y stuff, but there was this pretty pocketbook in the museum.