April : Glad Rags (Part Two)

If you missed the first part of this post, it can be found here.

Alright! We will move backwards in time here with our glad rags, from the Regency to Medieval time-period.

The second dress was made with Simplicity pattern 1773, dress “c”. As one can quickly see upon comparing my picture to theirs, I did not do the ribbon trim. The dress is unlined, out of red linen, with eighteen black buttons, nine going up each wrist, and an invisible zipper in the back. It has princess seams, which I like very much, but I am less of a fan of the deep square neck—the shoulders don’t like to stay up.

Unlike with the first dress you saw earlier this month, there were no attempts (aside from the buttons on the sleeves) for historical accuracy in construction. This one is definitely more costume-grade.

Overall they are both very good patterns, but the search for the perfect dress continues. Don’t tell, but I’ve been working on drafting patterns…


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