|This gown is worn with period undergarments: chemise, stays and a linen chemisette. |
I made the stays many years ago and they're still going strong!
|Dancing in the gown at Redcoats & Convicts Day at Hyde Park Barracks|
|Minding a stall at the Redcoats & Convicts Day when a handsome gentleman comes by to visit... |
in the blue wool tailcoat I made him a few years back. So nice to match at last!
The Progress Shots...
|Piping the neckline trim. All piping was hand sewn.|
|Pinning the trim in place - figuring how to make them lie flat.|
|Attaching the piped ruffles to the skirt.|
|Before adding the sleeves|
|Back of the dress - second attempt. I tried pleats at first but gathers were best with such a ruffled hemline.|