Striped Cotton Dress, Early 20th Century, Photos

23 Jun

A few weeks ago I got three projects photographed, including my Striped Edwardian Gown, which is the one I’ll be sharing photos of today!

I have two blog posts about making this dress and hat. They can be read here, and here.

This dress was such a fun project to work on, and I’m really happy with the end result. It fits nicely, I have a lot of mobility in it, and I think it looks quite authentic.

To add to the authenticity I decided to use my real hair for this shoot – and I’m so glad I did! It looks a lot softer and (for obvious reasons) more realistic than my wigs. My styling skills have ways to go, but I’m going to practice and use my hair more often with future projects.

As far as foundations go, I wore this costume over my white and pink chemise, my pink and white corset, a bust pad, and white chevron socks…And I’m just realizing I never blogged about any of those pieces. But you may have seen them in spotlight videos on my youtube channel.

Since the shoes show, I bought a pair of these* in white – which aren’t as comfortable as the black ones, but compliment the dress nicely. And these earrings* which are from the Downton Abbey collection.

I was so comfortable wearing this costume. I’m not sure that shows, but it was the best I’ve felt in a costume in a long time!

Now onto the pictures!

That’s it for this set, but I will have more to share soon! I haven’t been thrilled with what I’ve accomplished so far this year, and seeing photos of completed works makes me feel a bit better about things. So I have plans to take more soon.




21 responses to “Striped Cotton Dress, Early 20th Century, Photos

  1. Stephanie H

    June 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Love this! Love the setting as well. Is that the Vanderbilt house?

  2. PsychicSewerKathleen

    June 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Angela such a beautiful dress and the setting for you photos so perfect! congratulations on another gorgeous and inspirational make 🙂

  3. quinnmburgess

    June 23, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I think your hair looks great! Nice styles and lovely waves. 🙂 I’m all for using your own hair as much as possible. It’s a fun (and frustrating) adventure to try and make it do lots of different things.


  4. Tiana

    June 23, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Lovely pictures! Even though this ensemble is so simple and “plain” compared to your normal costumes, it’s absolutely gorgeous! And I’m so jealous of your hair; it’s looks amazing.

  5. janetlouisemiles

    June 23, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    You are a most beautiful woman. Your diversity in makes are most inspiring. Best wishes.

  6. Jenny Molina

    June 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    YOU ARE INCREDIBLE !!! And so very pretty thank you !!! Everything thing is beautiful !!!!💕

  7. Diane Sevigny

    June 23, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Stunning as usual. Love all your photos and blogs. Always learn a few tricks which help.

  8. rene hough

    June 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Oh that is so SO beautiful. The backdrop is perfect too. It’s like a window onto history. I really really love this ensemble.

  9. l.brisebois

    June 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Great as usual. The dress seem so “légère” on you and the color is perfect, timeless. Love the hat, love the hat. I was in Paris last November and right below the condo was a “chapelière”. The store was gorgeous and I took the time to look at every hat. It was like to be in front of a pastry window. I have fabrics close to what you use for the dress and I intend to do something for my 2 granddaughter. Pink go great for every woman. Keep up the good work.

  10. NessieMonster

    June 24, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Oooo, it really does look absolutely lovely on you! Great photo set. 🙂

  11. deForest Bearse

    June 24, 2017 at 6:24 am

    You look so beautiful! I love that your costumes and accessories are so affordable. You are such an amazing young woman. You will go far!

  12. Sharon Redgrave

    June 24, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    This is an absolutely charming ensemble! It is so dead-on in terms of color, scale, detail; really wonderful work. And to be honest, your face has a very Edwardian look to it, so you look just perfect, and as if you just stepped out of a fashion plate of the time. Thanks for the share!!

  13. rene hough

    June 25, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Just coming back to drool over the photos again, and noticed how complicated your hairstyle is. Have you got any close-ups of it you could share? I like your plan to use your own hair more in future, and thought I’d recommend (in case you don’t already know of it) Loepsie’s You Tube channel, and in particular her Beauty Beacons playlist. See – she recreates historical hairstyles with how-to tutorials and it’s great stuff.

  14. Georgina Downie

    June 25, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Lovely, the beautiful dress is only surpassed by the model. You are one talented young lady. I know you will go far with your exceptional talent and dedication.

  15. Nanik

    June 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Lovely dress and amazing photos!

  16. Rita Tyler Marsh

    June 26, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Sometimes I see your beautiful photos and wonder if you were born in the wrong era. Wonderful photos of gorgeous dresses!

  17. Sara Spock

    July 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I adore this! You are so talented! Thanks so much for sharing.

  18. Eckhard Hess

    August 20, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Hi Angela,

    The above mentioned post is the last on I received, posted June 24, if I am not mistaken.

    I wanted to find out if you are still posting, your designs, I have found them to be very interesting. I hope that all is in order.

    If you could please let me know if you still do these postings, I would appreciate it.

    Kind regards Eckhard

    On 24 Jun 2017 00:24, “Angela Clayton’s Costumery & Creations” wrote:

    Angela Clayton posted: “A few weeks ago I got three projects photographed, including my Striped Edwardian Gown, which is the one I’ll be sharing photos of today! I have two blog posts about making this dress and hat. They can be read here, and here. This dress was such a fun”

  19. Saree Showroom In Indore

    August 22, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Nice outfits…Thanks for sharing

  20. Marilyn

    September 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I know I am a little late in responding to this post. I had to comment on that beautiful outfit and what a great job you did. The photos of you are gorgeous. You are a beautiful lady. Thanks for sharing.


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