|Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, 1835.|
I've only ever made one 1830s dress and it, well, it really wasn't. I did a few things wrong, such as cutting the sleeves way too narrow and using a front closure (in my defense, I had no one to dress me at the time, so this was a necessary adjustment, but not historically accurate. I no longer have this dilemma).
But that weird red cotton dress was loads of fun to wear (plus I have a lot of fabric to make a new bodice proper) and I think it's time to revisit the experience.
|2014 - My only 1830s dress could have been better...luckily I have enough fabric to make a new bodice, which will be a good mock-up for a version in silk later on.|
So. Here we are again.
|Beret sleeve, why can't I quit you? LACMA, c. 1830|