You might recognize this gown from a previous post almost exactly a year ago. It is, in fact, the same exact design, but not the same dress. I enjoyed making this pattern so much that I decided I would make a replica, with a few minor changes. This one is made out of a solid print, not a subtle pin stripe like the other one. I also used less trim on the sleeves and added an extra tuck at the bottom of the skirt. This time I modeled the dress, rather than using the mannequin. There’s just something about having a live model that brings the design to life.
What I love most about this style is the simplicity. There’s not too much frilliness, but just enough embellishment to add character and interest. One thing I have found is how much I enjoy working with solid fabrics. You can find a basic design and add the extra detail that normally wouldn’t show on a printed dress. It allows me to exercise more creativity and brainstorming when it comes to constructing the gown.
I do have many other ideas… hopefully sometime in the near future there will be newer designs coming up in my shop. You may even see a few more 18th century popping up here and there.
Until next time,
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