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January 8th, 2012, 2:45 am

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raluca-z, January 2nd, 2012, 7:51 am     Reply


READS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, WESTERN STYLE.

MOST DIALOGUES ARE IN FRENCH SINCE THE ACTION IS TAKING PART IN PARIS, FRANCE. DO EXPECT MINOR FRENCH TO POP-UP IN DIALOGUE

PANNEL 3 READS. "MADAME C. POISSY, DRESSMAKER"

Notes on dressmaking in the 19th century.

During the 19th century a shift happened in the way clothes and dresses were created. It went from custom made dresses which were basically how all clothing items were made to partial ready-mades that could be selected and modified to the user. This allowed access to a wide variety of fancy clothes for the middle class.

While members of the high society could afford dressmakers (sometimes trendsetters, designers)lower classes could buy plain clothes and custom fit them on their own or had them done for them cheaper. Hand-me-down, secondhand clothes were common place.

Men's clothes and women's clothes were made by separate houses which employed couturiers and seamstress. A nice graphic novel which I used as a reference for most of the scenes coming up is Elinor Jones by aurore (obviously in French)

http://recherche.fnac.com/Search/SearchResult.aspx?SCat=2!1&Search=elinor+jones+le+b al+de+printemps&sft=1

In our particular situation, Mika is being taken to a dressmaker to have a dress made from scratch for a special occasion and also to have her wardrobe updated. Mrs. Lindell is extremely courteous to lend Mika her personal dressmaker.

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