Sunday, December 5, 2010

1770s Silk Dress

My mother has been very busy constructing costumes this fall! On Saturday afternoon she wore this costume to a Christmas homes tour in historic Strasburg, PA. She was asked to dress in costume and be part of the tour for a 1770s home. (The photos you see here were taken in my mother's home)
The dress is made of striped silk taffeta from the J.P. Ryan Polonaise pattern. The cap is made from the J.P. Ryan Dormeuse Cap pattern from white cotton organdy. The trim is box pleated silk taffeta with white lace around the neckline and at the elbows.
Since I've been so busy with school these past few months, I have to live vicariously through her. ;)

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  1. This dress is absolutely gorgeous, I didn't realize that it was striped until I scrolled down.