For my mother's birthday earlier this fall I made a blue silk 1795-1805 dress for her to wear when she volunteers at Rock Ford Plantation in Lancaster, PA. The blue silk was the perfect shade for her - she loves blue. She really loved the gift and I think that it looks very beautiful on her. Here she is wearing it at Rock Ford.
The dress was made from a pattern that I created several years ago based off of an original garment from Pennsylvania. This style was popular in this era of transition into the higher waistline and more diaphanous fabrics.
Love the picture!! great setup:-)ReplyDelete
absolutely STUNNING! This is NOT an easy style to pull off, and you've done it fantastically!ReplyDelete
Such lovely gown and the colour is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Lindsey... I am speechless! That is so beautiful! Your Mother looks simply wonderful in that! The color suits her real well, and I just love the headband with the plume! So tasteful! I bet your Mother had a splendid time wearing that awesome creation!ReplyDelete
She looks FANTASTIC! I love the colour: petrol blue is becoming my favourite shade. I wish I could steal the dress right off her!ReplyDelete
What kind of silk is the dress made from?
The silk is actually a very nice silk dupioni that I found out JoAnns - of all places! There are virtually no slubs in the silk, so it looks like a silk taffeta. We have a very large JoAnns near us and it has a nice selection of silks in the bridal section and also in the home dec fabric section.ReplyDelete
I LOVE this shade of blue, too! As soon as I saw the fabric while browsing at JoAnns I knew that I had to make my mother a dress out of it because she also loves this shade of blue!