|From Old Sacramento Museum Collection|
|Original 1840s Satin Dress|
I altered the 1840s Round Dress from Laughing Moon Patterns to make a dinner/reception dress that I based off of these two images. I liked the buttons on the silk dress and I made sheer undersleeves like those in the dag. The bodice is boned in the front and has wood-disc core fabric covered buttons. The undersleeves are more sheer in real life than the picture. Sadly, this dress is now enormous on me after I've lost 25 pounds since I made it in 2007. I guess it's a good excuse to make another silk dress!
|At the Dickens Fair|
|Full length view of my 1840s Silk Dress|