|I like that this picture makes me look a lil' bit like Laura Linney as Abigail Adams.|
|But it's smooth in this one!|
Pattern: JP Ryan's English/round gown, approximately 1776
Fabric: Silk-faced satin for the dress, linen lining, and a silk brocade for the petticoat.
Time: An awful long. I forgot how terrible it is to hand-sew fabric that's this stiff (look at the seeve ruffles stickin' up like icicles.) Probably 2-3 weeks for both the dress and the petticoat, but I also had loads and loads of APs and finals and recitals to do.
Cost: About $25 for the silk brocade, but the rest is all stash.
Ultimate Prognosis: I really like this dress! I'm never going to wear it outside, though. It gets way too dirty way to easily. Just getting it onto my body in a decently clean condition was a trial. Next time, I am definitely going to summon the courage to do hooks and eyes, and also try to fit the back better.
|(HE'S WEARING NEON BLUE BASKETBALL SHORTS.)|
(Also, poll: does that brocade 'look' correct? I might buy more of it but, you know, not if the pattern is off.)
And some more general exciting news! The lovely Adi from Basically Creative Me has awarded me with the Liebster Blog Award. I am so honored to be recognized by such a talented seamstress! I promise that I'll have the requisite questions, responses and nominations up within the week.