I've always found Jen's 1790s dresses very inspiring - mid-1790s especially are so distinctive and ridiculous! You might remember that I made the white round gown earlier this year (and photographed it very badly!) but never finished the open robe I wanted to go over it as my planned picnic got rained out. Well, the open robe still seemed like too much work, but a couple accessories would spruce up said round gown for an event, right?
I didn't exactly copy any one fashion plate, but drew a lot of inspiration from the bonnet board I linked above. The hat I'd already made for the rained-out picnic, so I wanted to do something that would be a fun contrast with the green. I really wanted a yellow mantle, as there are a couple of plates with yellow and green accessories that I thought were very fun - but I decided I wasn't allowed to buy fabric for this, so an orange silk shantung in the stash did very well too.
|Rough cutout of the mantle. I did end up rounding the edges a little more.|
small "hedgehog" wig on top. Worked pretty well, especially with a hat on top!
In the Long Run.
|We were lucky enough to have beautiful fall weather so spent some time enjoying ourselves out on the lawn.|
|Gaggle of pretty Regency ladies!|