Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Federal Era Print gown
Fabric: cotton reproduction print from fabric.com sale
Pattern: Sense and Sensibility original dress pattern for skirt and front bodice
Sense and Sensibility ELC pattern for back bodice
La Mode Bagatelle pattern (OOP) for sleeve
Sleeve cuff detail from garments on page 79, 102 and 109 of Costume in Detail by Bradfield
Modifications: I moved the front bodice away from the fold a couple inches to get the fan front look. Without the back opening from the original dress pattern and the drawstring opening from the ELC pattern, I needed another way for my mom to get this dress on and off! Enter button side closure. I also shortened the bodice to add the waistband.
I'm going to be using this format for projects from now on. I hope its helpful.