Structural support to provide stability...
With additional supports and trusses, just to be on the safe side.
Cavity wall insulation for comfort, along with fully functioning amenities...
Decorative brickwork patterns for a pleasing design...
Quality materials in generous quantity for a long lifespan.
Additional extensions of good proportions and well integrated.
High spec finish...
And not forgetting those finishing touches for a well presented exterior.
Built to last, to be enjoyed by future generations.
Compact and bijou; suitable for a petite lady with no more than a 22" waist!
I have been studying this beautiful dress that I found on a recent buying trip and am astounded by the workmanship, both inside it and out. It was probably designed as a theatre costume, possibly back in the 1930's or 40's. The fitted bodice is made from the softest silk velvet of a rich mauve and has been hand beaded with tiny silver glass beads, front and back. The boned structure inside would have been made-to-measure for a very tiny lady indeed. But I think she must have been quite a strong lady, as the dress is really quite heavy and would have taken some effort to wear.
The beautiful circular skirt is made from fine chiffon/crepe in a paler purple shade. It is fully lined in a soft peach taffeta, with the extra flounces and drapes also lined in peach, which creates the stunningly fluid silhouette. I would love to have known of its past; where it may have been worn and by whom...its a little damaged and soiled, but the careful craftsmanship of its maker at least means it has survived the decades relatively intact.
I hope you enjoyed taking a look,