My Regency/Napoleonic court train is nearly done! (I am just missing a proper brooch closure for the front; right now the straps are pinned into place).
I apologize for the weird lighting. I recently changed some of the lighting in my house to LED bulbs, which is great for my energy bill but not for the color of my pictures.
Don’t you just loooove the way silk velvet drapes?
Here is a shot with my court dress previously described here.
A reminder of what the gown alone looks like:
I hope to get proper photos of the whole ensemble at Costume College.
Here is another mmm silk photo since I love the back so much.
I used Butterick B4890 to get the teardrop shape, but did not use the bodice portion of the pattern. I opted for the shoulder and underbust straps I saw in extant examples of court trains. I also decided to have a more “modest” length train since I will be using this at Costume College and it will be easier to navigate the crowds.
I can’t wait to wear this!
I still have to make a matching regency diadem and I have a pearl jewelry set on the way. Once that’s taken care of I can finally start on my gala gown!
(I will do my usual final tally of project costs once the whole ensemble is actually complete, but it is nearly there).