Monday, February 25, 2013

1840 Day dress

Finished and complete. I'm very happy with the way this dress turned out, as I hope are you. It was a very fun dress to make with no major hiccups. :) The rouching, pleating, tucks, eyelets and lace took time to do, but they made the project so much fun! And it is so perfect for Spring! It makes me feel like Spring is not so far off after all. :)

{And don't forget about our Craft-Along starting on March 1st!}








 I love how this picture below turned out.
 
Before, I had said this dress was late 1840's but in fact it is closer to being a style from the late 1830's-1840. Like these two below.
This dress below is more like late 1840s. Longer waist and more fitted sleeves. Aren't these dresses gorgeous? I love seeing the real dresses from the eras don't you?
However, I hardly ever dress in the style that is the most current... It always takes me a couple years to get accustomed to a look before I start liking it. So, I suppose it all works out in the end. :)

I have also made a belt to wear with my dress and have made over my bonnet to match. I will be posting those in the near future.

I'm so excited about the Craft-Along!! I hope to see many of you join us for it! Please leave a comment to let us know if you'd like to join in the fun! It's never too early to make new friends!


Thank you, dear readers for all your kind words and thoughts! They are always so uplifting and ever so much appreciated.
All my Love,
Emaline

4 comments:

Sherri Farley said...

The dress is stunning. You have done a marvelous job!!

SisterlyLove said...

What a beautiful lady you are in your new frock Miss Foster!

Olive

Emaline Foster said...

Oh! *blush, blush* Thank you ever so!

Em

Knitted Home said...

Your day dress is stunning!! I love the fabric choice and all the details you put into it :)