July 16, 2010 by Robynne
I created this period outfit for the Museum of the Great Plains in Oklahoma. I’m a bit of a museum nerd, so I was very happy to take on this project!
The shirtwaist is Gibson style, popular in the early 1900s. It is made of fine cotton batiste, and has extensive pintucking and insets of antique lace. The shaped belt adds to the S-curve silhouette. The worsted wool skirt is lined, and the flared shape is typical of the Edwardian style.