Update on the "Restoration of Beauty" gown. My friend and professional artist Deborah Macy just completed this painting of the Charles W. Morgan, "the worlds last wooden whaleship." I was happy to model for her this summer and I'm really pleased with her work. You can see the changes and detail she added. It's incredible. Well I hope you enjoy the end results. I can't wait to see this painting in person. Sewing and painting and whaling history all coming together in canvas. Amazing!
#33 Dress. Hi readers. There’s been a lot of excitement this week in New Bedford with the return of the Charles W. Morgan Homecoming to our waterfront. My friend who is a professional artist wanted to take some study shots by the ship. She wanted me to wear hats depicting the Victorian era with my dresses. I only had one hat. So, I went out and purchased some supplies and made a few more. I have some millinery skills which I acquired from the twenty years in my bridal business. Here are some close ups of the hats I made this week for “arts sake.”
The dress I’m wearing you may recall is the “Restoration of Beauty” gown which I restored from an old beaded dress I found at a local thrift store. It’s such an irony wearing it along side the Morgan ship which is “the world’s last wooden whaleship.” I hope you enjoy the hats as well as the history of the Morgan.