>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.


8 Comments on >An Obnoxious 18th Century Gown

  1. Twila Jean
    November 6, 2009 at 10:57 pm (15 years ago)

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

  2. AlohaAroha
    November 6, 2009 at 11:44 pm (15 years ago)

    >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. Wearing History
    November 6, 2009 at 11:56 pm (15 years ago)

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

  4. stephanie
    November 7, 2009 at 1:22 am (15 years ago)

    >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. Moni
    November 7, 2009 at 11:22 pm (15 years ago)


  6. Lemondrop Marie
    November 8, 2009 at 2:41 am (15 years ago)

    >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

  7. reilly
    November 8, 2009 at 2:47 am (15 years ago)

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

  8. jennil
    November 10, 2009 at 4:26 pm (15 years ago)

    >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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