Yesterday I and a few friends went to a Colonial Ball in Trenton, and today to the Battle of Trenton reenactment. We were very lucky to have (relatively) warm, sunny weather for the battle! I don't need any more middling-class wear (at the moment...) so today's outfit was a rewear, but I did get a bee in my bonnet to make a new anglaise out of my $4/yd silk taffeta!
You see, I have plenty of middling-class things, and my 1780s dresses, and my pink sack gown, but nothing to dance in, you know? Not that I did a terrible lot of dancing (I'm very bad at it), but it's the principle of the thing. And I wanted something short enough to keep clear of my shoes...
It's not the best thing I've ever made (bodice wrinkles ahoy)...and half of it's machined...sloppily...but it's a lot of fun to wear, and perfectly fluffy and swishy for dancing! And will be even fluffier, eventually. I'm not sure what's next on the sewing docket.
|These pics make it look like I danced a lot...but I really really didn't.|
|Thanks for being my gentleman partner, Adrienne!|
|It's a perfectly fluffy cupcake dress!|
|I was General Washington, if you wanted to know.|
|I polished them up just so I could get mud all over them. Mud and Trenton.|