Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A queen bee?

I really have enough 18th century projects to work on already but I need to write this one down so I don't forget it.

I'm a bit in love with this cute fabric (a close up):

And a approximately 22x22" piece of the fabric:

It is a silk/rayon brocade and the bee are in dfferent nuances of gold from thaisilks.com

I want to make this pierrot from 1790:

Or perhaps this caraco from 1780 (with trim made of matching taffeta):

I think both will look really cute in that fabric.



  1. Oooh - yummies! That fabric is so cute - can't wait to see what you make with it!

  2. YES. Bees win! Have you seen Jenny La Fleur's 1795 Bee robe? It's divine, although I think the caraco would be FANTASMIC

  3. gentlewomanthief >> I haven't bought it yet but I'm very,very tempted ;)

    Lauren >> Ah, thats why I made the connection bees and 18th century. I have seen it but kind of forgot about it.

  4. Bees became a popular motife after the French revolution, because it was an easy way to change the French lily. All those embroidered lillie's in palaces- just a few stictches and Napoleon didn't have to buy new silk. ;-) Well, in France, that is, but I suspect that the bee-craze spread over nations. It's awfully cute! ANd I think that would suit that jacker very much.