October 13th, 2009

Elizabethan-esque

Toddler's Dress

The toddler's gown I've been working on. It's just green cotton with black velvet trim but it looks cute to me. According to the lady that commissioned it, it's for a flower girl. She won't get it until later today so I'm hoping she likes it. I haven't heard anything from her since I started the project so I don't know what's going on.

I *think* I might cut out something from the blue brocade I got at Pennsic tonight...and dye it pink. I'm not sure yet. I might actually dig into the "fix it" pile and rework a couple of gowns. I *hate* doing that because you have to take apart everything and that's a bigger pain than just cutting something out new.
Regency

More Ebay and a question

A lovely silk Regency gown.

After seeing the color of the gown above, I *think* the taffeta I already have will be okay but...

I have what I can only describe as dark pumpkin orange silk taffeta. I got it during the last Fabric.com sale. I have enough to make, I think, a robe in the style of the late 1790's, early 1800's. (A la, V & A, Patterns Of Fashion, pages 44-45) Is this color okay, though, for that time period? I've seen a lot of pinks, yellows, blues, and some greens but I have yet to see much in the orange color range. The dress above really is the first and it looks more brown to my eyes.