What I've been working on this week. A lovely lady that I met at last yea'rs Jane Austen Convention, is getting ready to go again (but this time it's in Brooklyn, hence I am not attending. :)
She sent me a package of material, and requested a couple of new dresses, in whatever styles I chose, as long as they were appropriate for a ball gown and a day dress.
The fabrics were a turquoise blue satin, a vintage silk sari in colors of dark turquoise, maroon, and gold bordered, and a medium weight green/brown checkered fabric.
From the satin and silk, I mad this two-piece ball gown. The sari overbodice is classical-inspired, featuring a criss-cross bodice, and the gold border used as trim.
The satin underdress. This could also be used as a dress on it's own, worn over a sheer blouse.
Over dress comes back into a graceful min-train that I know will be lovely when dancing.
A rounded square neckline
Showing the inner fastenings of the apron front style.
A small back bodice and full gathered skirt.