Sunday, February 19, 2012

Victorian Underwear in my Laundry Room - Part III

I made a lot of progress this week - not too many distractions aside from our furnace breaking down. I won't blog about that, it would be like turning the knife in the wound. Okay. so back to pretty, feel good things. In the shot above, the basic shading has been applied and what follows are some progress shots for each garment, starting with the first on the line, the chemisette.

Guide lines for...

...many frills and tucks.

Black hose #1

I drew the details with a grey wooden pencil because I liked the grainy effect it gave the hose.

The corset would have most probably been flung open over the line to dry saddle style, but
how pretty would that have been.

Cosrets are a wonderful subject for someone who's very detailed orientated.

There will be more details added later, but I have to leave it alone for now. Please visit Donna at Streets of Salem for her lovely post on corsets (and her excellent blog).

The knickers paired with the chemisette above, could make for very pretty pyjamas.

Rose embroidered pattern at the waist, tucks down the legs and patterns in the frills.

Black hose #2

I gave hose #2 a twist at the ankle to give it more shape.

The bra is such a small item that it could get forgotten down the line... I gave it a bolder rose pattern.

Same with the gloves...

... I gave them the the high contrast treatment.

Next step will be to paint the wooden clothespins, the finishing details and corrections.

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Richard Cottrell said...

You surly are an artist. great job on such a fun ideal. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

What great fun! You are making what I consider an onerous job (doing the laundry) a real pleasure. I like the tan or ecru bringing out the warmth of the gray, a nice extra dimension.

The Dusty Victorian said...

Thank you so much Richard, glad you enjoy it.

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The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Mark,
We see a lot of one colour wall stencils these days, suitable for contemporary homes. I wanted the colours of my mural to be reminiscent of old sepia tone photographs, more age appropriate for the DV. 'Old can be fun' was also my objective. So glad you and Richard perceived it that way. Thank you.

Rachel said...

Found you on First, LOVE your house! Your painting on the walls is so clever for your laundry room. Looks great!

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Rachel and welcome to the DV,
Thank you for your kind words,

Donna said...

Thank you so much for the shout out and the praise, Anyes! It is very sweet of you. I am simply amazed at your artistry in this "utilitarian" room. It's just great.

The Dusty Victorian said...

You're very welcome Donna, my pleasure.
Thank you for dropping in.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Anyes-

Since I'm reading your posts backward today, it's nice seeing how you've gotten to your final painting of these lacy lovelies! I also love that Pearline is your new sponsor, lol! This makes me want to try painting something on my walls. I'll have to think about it! Such a very cute and clever idea. :-)