My descent into the 1780’s is slowly progressing. I have not had time to work on my stays at all. Hopefully I will have some more progress to show you this weekend. Anyway, while researching what I hope to wear on top of my stays, I came across the amazing French Court Dress. Talk about over-the-top decorations, fabrics, and size. I’m thinking I might just have to make one. It probably won’t happen until the summer, but at least I can start planning now. Here are a few pictures that I found in my internet wanderings. God Bless!!!
This one (above) is my favorite so far. I’m thinking I would change the red accents to green. Mmmm…..
This one (above) is a close second. I don’t have anything that is pink. It might be a color I will have to try.
Here is an extant court gown. It’s a little earlier, but non-the-less resplendent. This one is too over the top for me.
Well, I must be off. My package from Burnley and Trowbridge just arrived. I now have books and patterns to drool over!