Sunday, December 29, 2013

HSF challenge #24: Re-Do

Earlier in the year I decided to make my mother a dress and two weeks before Victorian Ball I finally got to pick it up again!

For the literature challenge in May, I chose Hyacinth Kirkpatrick from Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. The gown is made from a purple/silver silk sari found on Ebay with over-sleeves of black silk organza. I ran out of the purple sari fabric, so the under-sleeves are made of a gray silk dupioni.

"...and it was her taste, more than any depth of feeling, that had made her persevere in wearing all the delicate tints — the violets and grays — which, with a certain admixture of black, constitute half-mourning. This style of becoming dress she was supposed to wear in memory of Mr. Kirkpatrick; in reality because it was both lady-like and economical."

My mother loved it so much she wore it to Dickens Fair

The Historical Sew Fortnightly at
With each post or photo be sure to tell us:
The Challenge:  Re-do
Fabric:  Silk sari, silk dupioni, silk organza
Pattern:  Truly Victorian romantic era gown
Year:  1830's
Notions:  Thread
How historically accurate is it?  Machine sewn
Hours to complete:  Two weeks
First worn:  November 30th
Total cost:  ??

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