My 18th Century “Weddingote”

So….I’m gettin’ married.


I’ve been a bit buried in all things wedding, with an additional layer of all things shoes on top, and I realize I totally haven’t posted about this!  Eek!

So here’s my wedding gown inspiration:

Via Costumer’s Guide

My most favorite gown from “Marie Antoinette” is this pale sage green redingote that appears in the “Petit Trainon” part of the film.  I love everything about it, and it’s been reserved for this special occasion since I saw the movie so many years ago.

I found the perfect pale green silk taffeta from for the redingote:

I already have the ivory silk taff from Fabric Mart, nabbed on sale for $10/yard (couldn’t believe it!)

So I guess I’d better get to work.  I have a petticoat and new stays to make out of the ivory first, then a full toile for the gown, before slicing into the final fabric.  October will be here before I know it!


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