Saturday, July 11, 2009
This is ONE of the dresses of my dreams! I know it's not very practical and probably would be an idiodic thing to wear to a reenactment (and not appropriate either) but I REALLY REALLY want to make it! I'm thinking of a thick blue silk satin with cotton voile undersleeeves (attached I think). With self fabric adornments. I also really like the hair style the model has. Would be fun to have a dress like this do wear for late war "indoor" impressions.
Also want to try this one for Renton (the blue tunic). I LOVE it! And Renton really misses his "skirts." I'm thinking a blue summer weight wool or even a chintz or linen(though I don't see references to linen much in this period).