What would a new pair of stays be without a new dress to go along with it? Here is my new day dress made out of a very light blue voile. It’s the same fabric that I used for my chemise a la reine, but don’t tell anyone, tee hee. I used a 1790’s round gown from Costume in Detail as a base for the closure and the Sense and Sensibility drawstring gown as a very rough guide for the pieces. Actually, the bodice is from S and S and the sleeves are from JP Ryan. What a typical Lauren costume, take a little here add a little there, and voila, you have a pattern. Aywhoo, here are the pictures. Enjoy. *Note the completely modern hair and makeup, shock and horror.*
Underneath it all :-)
These pics show how the dress works. The bodice ties in the front and the front skirt panel, or apron, is pinned into place. ( I have no idea why I look so annoyed in that first picture, oh well)
I think it’s nearly impossible to not have an animal in a picture in our house. They’re just so lovey, they have to be near one of us at all times. When mommy’s home, I get to be that one :-)
Out of these fabrics…
That’s all for now. I hope you are all having a great week. God Bless!