Sunday, March 10, 2013
Suggestions on my civil war plaid dress would be appreciated!
I have wanted a plaid civil war dress for some time.
When I saw this fabric, I decided the time was then.
That was fall of 2011. I made the bodice last winter.
I need to finish it!
We have a really fun reenacting season coming up soon - it is going to be a great spring and summer on the civil war homefront in Utah.
There is a matching skirt that goes with it of course.
I need to trim it. Any ideas? I would love some suggestions!
Here are a few period images of plaid day dresses that I am thinking about.
I love whatever that crazy shoulder sleeve thing the first gal has going on.
Her sleeve cuffs are pretty wild as well. I think she is very pretty too.
The second dress is pretty plain, just a bit on the back of the sleeve and a contrasting belt.
The third one has some major sleeve gathering and maybe some ruching going on, and what looks like beautiful ruching on the front of the bodice.
Did I mention that I already have about 10 yards of ruching made of the same plaid fabric?
It would sure be great to use it!