I can’t believe I never shared *finished* photos of the 1833 plaid day dress with all the accessories. I went through the whole making of it but, like…never showed the finish. That’s a cardinal sin of costuming blogs!
Better late than never, though – and the link for the project will be complete now too.
|This photo was obviously taken in Summer (2020) when I had a chance to wear this gown again for an 1830s silhouette Zoom party. It is still one of my favorite costumes ever and shall have many years to come, as the cross-over bodice is so adjustable.|
To recap the making of:
|At Dickens Fair 2018 – the accessories (millinery) are really important to completing an 1830s look. Pelerine, belt, large buckle, gloves, muff, bonnet.|
I don’t have any photos or posts about making the canezou/pelerine. I apologize!
|The pelerine is made of several different piece of vintage whitework voile salvaged from christening gowns and aprons. The belt is a length of velvet ribbon and the buckle is from Ensembles of the Past on Etsy.|
|This photo amuses me because it makes the gown look tiny. Here’s the whole thing laid out without the millinery piled on top What I love about the early 1830s gowns is that the basic bodice and skirt are really simple. Then it’s the insane sleeves that take it *there* followed by the fluff-splosion of millinery. Just keep piling it on!|