Wednesday, March 23, 2011

18th century! The Duchess striped day dress

I was totally inspired by the costumes in The Duchess.  Since Costume Con 27 was coming up, I had somewhere to wear it.  Since then I have worn it to a private 18th c. party as well.

I used the Period Impressions 1770 Polonaise and petticoat pattern and more fabric gifted from Beth.  Grey and ivory striped silk.

 Here I am with my friend L (who gave me the straw hat I trimmed):