The Idea and Inspiration:
To create a turn of the 19th century “apron front” gown based on two portraits of Madame Recaimer:
Fabric and Materials:
Cream cotton voile with a woven in stripe, bodice lined in mid-weight cotton broadcloth
The Dress Diary:
Planning the Madame Recamier dress in a hurry
Drafting and cutting the Madame Recamier dress
Finishing the Madame Recamier dress
The dress at the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Ball
The dress at the Pompeii to Paris talk
Research and references:
Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion 1660-1860
Wow, your creations are amazing. I’ll be by here often! So lovely…
Wow – so beautiful and delicate! I love the photoshop jobs too!
I just stumbled on to your site via Pintrest. I am a self taught seamstress and textile enthusiast. Just gotta say, I love everything I’ve seen here so far!
Welcome Ashley! Glad you are enjoying it 🙂