Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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Time Travel: Dickens Dress A Go-Go

Well, there goes another one! The Middle Class Elizabethan gown I wrote about not two days ago just sold from Etsy this evening, woohoo! So now it's time to list another!

This time it's a costume very dear to my heart, my first really *good* costume, the Christmas plaid Dickens Fair dress.

I made this costume in four days, in the middle of finals, because I had nothing to wear to Dickens and I was working the fair that year, in the Dickens Family Parlour.

The fabric, which I'm still in love with, is a plaid jacquard I picked up for $3/yd at a discount upholstery store, and the pattern was a new Simplicity pattern that year, and I waited WEEKS for it to go on sale!

Here are a couple pictures of me wearing the gown. I made a matching bonnet and fur-trimmed half-cape to go with it, and I felt oh-so-pretty mincing around Dickens Fair :-)

It's time for it to go, though. After four years of wearing this same gown, it's time for something new! I'll be sorry to see it off, but I know it will be going to a good home, and will be well-loved!

Listed on Etsy: click here
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7 comments:

  1. Darling dress, and your bonnet is amazing! It's always sad to let old costumes you love go. What will you be wearing this year?

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  2. This year I'm making a black velvet jacket with a peplum, to wear over my pink/cream striped taffeta skirt from the ballgown I wore to Gaskells a couple months ago. Some ridiculously awesome hat, perhaps some round glasses, and possibly a black parasol. I'm feeling very French these days :-)

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  4. Oh! I should buy it, it reminds me of a tartan dress I tried on many years ago when I was thinner and more neurotic (spot the pattern!).

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  5. MORE neurotic? lol, how can this be!?

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