I'm pretty pleased with it! It's fun to wear - anything with a train is fun to swan around in, really. (And it's already filthy.) There are some wrinklies around the shoulders, and I really should have padded the front shoulder-to-bust to smooth it out. I'll fall back on my old I'm-so-not-a-tailor protest there.
And it's warm! I was toddling around Haddonfield in 38F weather this afternoon to get pictures, and I was pretty happy! I'll be even happier when I locate my fur-lined gloves for next weekend. I do love wool. Winter clothes are the best clothes! Historical or otherwise.
I got a ton of pictures (see aforementioned swanning: fun), so here you go.
Wheee! Breezy today!
Skirt: striped grey-and-raspberry silk taffeta on a polished cotton base
Dress: waistcoat of pink silk shantung, dress of lightweight wool suiting, all lined in polished cotton. Hem is faced in black poly taffeta. (For purposes of destruction. I don't care what happens to that taffeta!)
Based on the Truly Victorian tea gown pattern, with some obvious modifications!
Everything is stash, including the hat materials (the hat is from a TV pattern as well). The veil is just a bit of silk gauze that still, uh, needs to be hemmed. Eventually...
Bangs are really integral to a fashionable Natural Form style, but faked ones are so doofy-looking! I need to pin them up better next time...and thank goodness for hats, really. (They are my hair, but I haven't had bangs for approximately five years, so my front hair's waved and pinned back. Which is more annoying...faking bangs like this, or trying to get real bangs to stay back in an 18thc pouf style? Right...that's why I grew out my bangs.)