This dress is another sari dress, and I really like the embroidery on it. The mint green colour is a bit unusual but there are several mint green extant pieces from the 18th century already, so I suppose we can assume that it was an available colour also during the early part of the 19th century. The colour doesn't photograph right, it's really quite a bit greener than what it looks like here.
I wanted to do something different with the bodice and the sleeves for a change, so I chose to make a false crossover bodice and sleeves with a gathered oversleeve. One word for all that: fiddly. The fabric, though it drapes nicely has a lovely fall and and is light and fluid to wear was very annoying to sew. I seem to remember I've done something similar before...
But now I have a new pretty dress for Bath. Hooray!
Pictures? I thought so too :)
|I need to add one more pair of hooks and eyes to the back. The white thing on the right side of the neckline is the strap of the petticoat, I couldn't bend my arms enough to tuck it in.|
|Please excuse the plain hairdo, didn't have time to do anything elaborate.|
|Seeing the back like this it looks like I could've adjusted the pleating of the hem. Ah well.|