Waisted Efforts

-Sold!- 1860's Sheer Dress

1860's Sheer Dress

Update June 19, 2012:

Here are some pictures of the finished dress, and the lovely Vicki wearing it on Flickr. 



Here is my idea for reproducing a sheer dress from the 1860's using Heather's new sheer dress pattern from Truly Victorian.

I LOVE striped fabric.   The color of the stripe is more accurate on the roll.  You are seeing my oak table through the unrolled fabric which is a cotton organza.  I will happily do this dress as either a round  or an elliptical hoop.  Your choice.  I think it would be prettiest over white, but would also be attractive over a pale blue.  It is a very crisp fabric and takes the gauging well on the sample I played with.  The above dress pictured is a ball gown.  My thought was to do a day dress, trimmed with a little silk.  This could also be a fun bustle gown, but the stripes are about 4" wide with an applied strip of organza that is hand sewn and decorated with a small visible hand stitch in blue.

If you are interested in adding this to your wardrobe, please let me know, and we will work on the particulars.