Madame Veronica's Blog

11 Apr 2015 3:49 PMVeronica Lampkin


Finally! I've made it.

After eight long years of study, I can start to place some of my findings on the public record.

Stay tuned - my book will be ready by late April, early May - and I'll make the postcards available then too.

Both an ending and a beginning ...

Madame Veronica: Madame Weigel devotee, writer, collector



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PROMENADING POLONAISE: Pattern 1068: Lady's Polonaise (1888)11 Apr 2015 8:56 AMPROMENADING POLONAISE: Pattern 1068: Lady's Polonaise (1888)Pattern 1068: Lady's Polonaise from Weigel's Journal of Fashion, October 1888, was teamed with Pattern 644: Lady's Plain Skirt from March 1884. This made a up a lady's costume.

The pattern text emphasised the approaching summer, and light summer fabrics were recommended. A style seen as suitable for the slender or the 'stout' (the larger figure!), the draperies of the polonaise were a principal feature, gathered in 'uneven puffs' and covering the skirt beneath.
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