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Fabrics and Styles

An interesting site with a fascinating insight into 18th Century Dress and costume wear, with a Liverpool connection too.

http://www.wmboothdraper.com/
Lizzie

Fabulous..I love stuff like that
Barbie

In the Walkers few days ago, I was interested in the collection of clothes. I adore looking at vintage clothes. There was info on where the lady had her clothes made, Bold street came up of course.












Some are unworn. Rumour has it that she very often only bought clothes in order to allow the poorly paid shop girls a good commission!
Barbie

Here she is and her family too.
brainbox

I had a look at that too Barbie it was a surprise to me to find that section of the Gallery , t is a little Gem.   There is another costume exhibition upstairs in Sudley Manor too, and a book has been published and on sale in both venues.
Barbie

Yes thanks Beeb, been to Sudley quite a few times. Mum and dad round the corner from it. Those clothes have been in Sudley for the past 4-5 years though. Sudley was rather empty when I first went to it quite a few years back and considering the house was left to the people of Liverpool, I'd like to know what had happened to the everything inside. Not all the furniture in there is part of Sudley. (Or so I was told)
brainbox

Barbie,Sudley is a very interesting place indeed isnt it , not only for the house and its paintings but for its Stable block and Gardens too . I only got round to visiting it for the first time this year after passing its entrance gates on numerous occasions in the past. I've returned since my first vist for a second helping and on my second visit i was lucky to arrive just as a guided tour was in progress so I joined in for a nosey. I do remember the very knowledgeable guide saying that it was the House and Paintings that were bequethed By Emma Holt to the City but not its furniture, I think that was sold off immediately following her death with only one or two pieces remaining from the Holy Family times. The museum staff have brought in items from their own municipal stocks and also purchased other items at auctions etc in order to furnish the house in a similar style as it would have been in its former days
Barbie

Yes the paintings were bequeathed, but as I understood it, everything was and so I did wonder where the furniture went.
Lizzie

WOW Barbie those clothes are amazing..like you I love vintage stuff..those hats and shoes are gorgeous.....
Barbie

There are some beauties in the Grosvenor museum in Chester. They date back to the 1700s and are truly amazing to see.
Alice

Re: Fabrics and Styles

brainbox wrote:
An interesting site with a fascinating insight into 18th Century Dress and costume wear, with a Liverpool connection too.

http://www.wmboothdraper.com/


Lovely website B.B.  Very Happy

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