This dress used the exact same pattern as the red dress from last year, and I even wore the cream petticoat under my new blue one. I sewed it in around seven hours total for both the gown and petticoat. I had originally been intending to sew a set of stays to match, but unfortunately taking three history classes means lots of extra reading and writing homework! So, the good news is that there will be a new post soon about my stays! Anyway, here is the dress, paired with last year's red cape, as well as some gray mitts my best friend crocheted for me.
|Behind the Governor's Palace|
|Pretending to be a southern belle (the Public Hospital looks like a plantation from this angle)|
|Getting to hear Lafayette speak and talking with him afterwards was definitely a high point of my birthday!|
|We also visited some of my favorite trades, like the Weaver's Shop!|
|Behind the Wythe House|