Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Plain Jane Gown

Nothing fancy, but very practical, and easily made "nice" and "respectable" with a few choice accessories. The gown is made from brown worsted wool and lined with linen, and is entirely hand sewn using period construction. The weather is quite cool this week, so I am happy to have a nice warm gown to wear while working in the tent shop! Some mitts are definitely in order, as well as a short cloak...

It was windy today and my cap was not cooperating. I also apparently had my cap too far forward on my head. But it was a long day!


    




10 comments:

melissamary said...

It looks quite lovely, Samantha!
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Adi said...

Gorgeous in its simplicity! How long did it take you to make?

Sarah W said...

I always prefer simple clothing, prefferably lower class (but still fine enough not to be in rags), so naturally I love this. It certainly let the construction stand out in a beautiful way.

Bascha Theresa said...

So cozy! I love the color and simplicity of it :). All your dresses fit you so well :D. Lovely work, I can't wait to see the mitts!
~Theresa

Lauren Reeser said...

You say "Plain Jane," but it's still utterly gorgeous! The details are wonderful!

E. Waterman said...

I am madly in love with this - I really need to learn some proper period techniques!

Gina said...

Wow! Your "Plain Jane" dress is seriously beautiful! I love how you did the back and hand sewn? Whoot! That is so impressive!!! LOOOOVE it!!

Kleidung um 1800 said...

Very beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Sometimes the simpler you go, the more elegant the look, and this shade of brown is just lovely. You look quite perfectly period! :-)

An Historical Lady said...

Love it!
There is nothing like an en fourreau~
You look grand!
Mary
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