Monday, August 03, 2009

Opinions Please :-)

Dear Friends and Readers,


I am getting ready to start on my next project, after I finish Aaron's breeches and a large project for a client. Anyway, I want to know if my idea is Ball Worthy. I'm trying to use pieces in my stash and this is what I've come up...

I am planning on using the left over fabric from Aaron's frock coat and waistcoat. The main jacket done in a gold silk, the zone front in a striped green silk with a hint of gold, and the skirt will be done in a cream striped silk organza with cream satin stripes. I probably will not wear a panier, since I'm in the late 18th century. I'm also debatin on how I want it to close: buttons, hooks and eyes, or stomacher. Anyway, I wanted to hear your ideas and see if my little creation will be worthy to wear to a ball or be destined for picnicing :-) God Bless!

Love Lauren

5 Witty Sentiments:

An attempt at life... said...

stomacher all the way!

Amy said...

Holy moly, Lauren, that's a gorgeous dress! I think you should do a stomacher, and I think it would definitely be ball-worthy. Your clothes are fabulous!!

AlohaAroha said...

I think it will be gorgeous, but I think the different fabrics seem a little informal for a ball. The most formal outfits seem to be made all of one fabric. Maybe dinners or visiting, but not balls?

Then again, is this ball at the local assemble room, or at the Court?

lissawi said...

Yes! Yes! Do that! Completely ball worthy (I'm wiping the drool off the monitor :)!

AlohaAroha said...

Now that I have seen the fabric you are using, I think it would be totally fantastic and ball worthy for a local assembly (maybe even Bath!)

Go for it!