I just received 10 yards of delicious ivory silk taffeta, and I’m just *itching* to make something (or a lot of somethings) out of it. Of course I’m thinking along 18th century lines – I need a petticoat and stays for my wedding gown, and Mr. C needs a waistcoat for his Regency stuff, but I’m betting I can also get an 18th century robe out of the remainder. …but what style?
Here’s a look at ivory/white/cream gowns from the 18th c.:
DarwinCountry.org – Wedding Dress of Cream Silk, 1785
Mrs. Edmund Morton Pleydell, by Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1765 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – I don’t think I have enough for a Francaise, but I love the blue accent with the ivory