Rustic Walking Dress, Lady’s Magazine. “A jacket and petticoat of thick slate-colored muslin or fine stuff; the jacket trimmed with a double row of pink ribbon, and the petticoat and sleeves Vandyked with the same; long sleeves or gloves to match the dress: a gypsy hat of chip or straw, trimmed with pink crape; and a half handkerchief of the same tied under the chin; a white parasol, and slate-colored or grey shoes.”
No deadline, but would be nice to have for a picnic.
The Not-A-Wedding DressThe why of this dress is here. Again, no deadline, but nice to have done by summertime.
Checked Silk Sacque I have the fabric. I have the hip pads. Do I have the will power? This is another documentable, bloggable, very challenging project I’d like to finish.
The 1799 Ball Gown. Gallery of Fashion, October, 1799. “The front and side hair cropped; part of the crown in bandeaux, and the hind hair turned up plain, returned in ringlets, and tied at the top with two strings of pearls; bandeau of orange and silver tissue riband. Orange-coloured military feather on the right. Robe of white taffeta, embroidered in small oranges; short close sleeves; the whole trimmed with a narrow orange-coloured riband. Striped clear muslin neckerchief, trimmed with a rich lace. String of pearls round the neck. Pearl earrings set with diamonds. Belt of large orange-coloured satin riband, with an enameled steel buckle in the front, round the waist. White gloves and shoes.” Nice to have by October of 2019.