Time Travel: Dickens Dress A Go-Go

Aug 27, 2009 7 comments
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


  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?

  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!).

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

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