My local sewing business has been swamped the last few months with Christmas coming up. Here are six dresses I made since September.
This first one is my own dress... I had, ahem, outgrown my last authentic Civil War ballgown. (sheepish grin)
I only made half of this dress. Doesn't my sis look pretty? She was going to make the whole thing but ran out of time. So we did a little bartering and I wound up helping her with it. That's what sisters are for, right?!
This is a cotton ball gown for reenacting. The lady I made it for wanted to be able to wash it after reenactment dances out on the grass.
Doesn't she look pretty? The fabric is shot silk - something very authentic for the 1860s time period. I love the look of this dress.
This is me modeling another dress I made for someone. This turned out to be a really gorgeous outfit!
Here's some closeup detail on the bodice. I love the lines of the lace!
It is so fun to see the personalities of different ladies in the dresses they choose. This dress is just perfect for this lady!
And there you have it! When I have time, I hope to do some research for another blog post on the Victorian era. For now, you'll just have to enjoy these lovely photos.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!