Being a lady re-enactor is a huge part of what inspired me to learn to sew. After years of small projects that got bigger and more complicated, I am finally accomplished enough to sew dresses galore for not only my own reenactment uses, but for other lady reenactors as well!
And so, sweet Taylor has commissioned me to make her wardrobe so that she may join my friend(s) and me on the reenacting field. Upcoming is an event in Selma, AL. The Grand Ball at Selma is THE ball of the reenacting year to attend. It is held in historic Sturdivant Hall. Such a grand ball requires a fine gown and I am more than happy to be of service to Miss Taylor in this.
Here is a rough sketch of her gown design:
The bodice and underskirt are of mint green satin. There is an overskirt of emerald green satin that is pulled up at 3 points with white ruffled organza ribbon trim, and a hunter green braided trim on top of that. At the bottom of the 3 points is a similar organza trim in a fan shape, topped with an organza star-flower that has a pearl cluster center. More organza trim topped with hunter green braid trim and the same organza star-flowers accent the waistline, neckline and sleeves. The gown will lace up the back with hunter green satin ribbon through gold grommets/eyelets.
I will take photos and post construction progress as much as I can. The first round of cutting and constructions takes place tomorrow morning. (Monday, 2/28/11)