>An Obnoxious 18th Century Gown


Ah ha! I realized I forgot to post about my 18th Century gown I just finished!
I started this at least two years ago, then it lived in a plastic tub with all the fabric and trim and pattern until a few months ago when I started working on it sporadically off and on.  I was making this for the Marie Antoinette tea that our local costume guild had last Sunday, but unfortunately my cold had a relapse and kept me from attending.  I did get to take some pictures, though, before being confined to the house.  My hubby was a sweetheart and actually powdered my face for me before I left.  We made it half way to the freeway before I had my friend turn around and take me home.  Oh well.  It was fun just driving down the street in a bright yellow mini cooper with huge dresses on.  My friend, Addi, who’s great work you can see here on her blog, wore a dress I made several years ago for Costume College, which was from a Wingeo pattern.
The one I just finished was from also Wingeo, and the MAD (and not really period) concoction of trims and fabrics just kind of happened on their own.


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8 Responses to >An Obnoxious 18th Century Gown

  1. Twila Jean says:

    >ACK! I love it. I think the color and print are great. you are ridiculously skilled. ugh.:D

  2. AlohaAroha says:

    >Fab! I love the trim on the robes.I can't believe you got all dressed up and then turned around!Are you wearing stays?

  3. >Thanks!Nope- I was feeling too crappy for stays 😦 Should have been my first sign to not bother getting ready!

  4. stephanie says:

    >I love these dresses, both must have taken you ages to make. Hopefully you can wear the dress out to something soon, when you are not sick…

  5. >So,so lovely! I am so impressed! I would have loved to be able to wear those gowns, but I am sure that I am far more comfy in my more recent vintage.Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage

  6. reilly says:

    >I'm sorry you were feeling too sick to participate in the event, it sounds fun! The dress looks great, though.

  7. jennil says:

    >Fabulous!!! I seriously am in love with this one! And, I am envious of how you always are able to achieve the perfect hair and such for your ensembles!

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