[HNW] 19-th century pattern marking

Sandy Dudley su_roja at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 13 13:10:48 PDT 2011

Good point - the LACMA website said nothing about the marks, and in fact I'd have expected the seamstress (presumeably) to baste the outline in, anyway.  On the other hand, would the dress have been carefully preserved for this long if it had been ruined by a child drawing?  I don't know.
> > Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:37:49 -0400
> From: SuSAn NEpA <chilledbee at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [HNW] 19th century pattern marking
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> Are we sure that beadworkers did it? They are not everywhere which
> leads me to believe that perhaps a child did it after the fact.
> Zuzu
> On 30 January 2011 15:32, Sandy Dudley <su_roja at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Aside from anything else, this
> > http://lacma.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/faux-pearls-fish-scales-and-fancy-dress/?is
> > a lovely piece - and the dress itself?is much more graceful (to my eye)?"in
> > person" than I would have expected from fashion illustrations of the era.
> >
> > But what struck me, after reading considerable material on how Victorian
> > needleworkers had to have the back of their work as tidy as the front, is
> > that the pattern markings are still visible on the material, under the
> > beads.? Well, I don't know how to remove ink from silk chiffon, either, but
> > I guess I'll still obsess over pencil marks left on linen . . .
> >
> > Sandy/Susana
> >
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