I put together an 18th c. dinner party at the William Penn Inn with a group of fabulous ladies! For the occasion, I finally made the black francaise gown of my dreams. Made of cotton brocade in a black on black design from Simplicity 3637 with no changes apart from the trimming. This pattern goes together very nicely.
So here's the inspiration
Here's the fabric (complete with Sewing Cat)
and here's the gown
Here I am at the dinner. I am posing with the other lady who wore a black francaise