Okay, nothing brilliant today, just wanted to share a finished mini-project with you. Last weekend I made a petticoat to go with The Revolution Dress. I found the same red silk still at the shop, a year later, so nabbed some for a matching petti to the polonaise. I’m pretty bad about making matching ensembles, but they’re growing on me…what do you think? too much red?
This is also the first item I have ever sewn entirely by hand! I’m not sure if I like the profile in front – flat front, pleated back – but I need to put it on with all the proper fluff n’ stuff underneath, before the final verdict.
I’m considering taking the lace 1780s style collar off the polonaise and using what’s left of the red scraps to pleat a neckline decoration. Then it will be, like, the reddest gown ever. What do you think?