Friday, November 14, 2008

1820's Gown

Well, today was the first day I was able to wear my new 1820's dress. It has ended up taking me a lot longer than I originally anticipated to complete it. I thought surely a few days would be sufficient, but that stretched into a few weeks!

I am writing a post with the construction details, for those of you like-minded historical-fashion lovers who might be interested, and will get that posted as soon as a I finish up the dress form (hopefully tonight!) so I can take pictures of the gown on it.

In the meantime, here are a few pictures we took today. Forgive my rumpled skirts and tired expression. We took these after being gone to town for many hours. I did not know the skirt hem was so uneven, on account of Baby, but hopefully everything will be straight and proper after the birth. This one is carrying higher now, and at my prenatal appointment recently I was told the baby has very little room left. 9 weeks to go!

I look forward to a comfortable homey evening tonight with beef stroganoff for supper, little ones curled up on the floor with blankets, books and teddies, and sewing projects and a husband who wishes to watch a movie with me tonight. Master and Commander, anyone?




  1. OOOh, we have that movie just waiting for us too! Perhaps we will join you tonight:-)

    You look great by the way! I already feel big and I'm not quite 5 months along!~

    Have a restful evening!

    Lots of love,

  2. You look wonderful!!The dress is gorgeous.

    I carried my second very high. He seemed determined to find an alternate exit through my lungs.

  3. sarah the dress is just lovely as always and you look so cute in it with your baby bump


  4. I love the dress! Great movie choice!

  5. You look lovely -- that dress is so beautiful! Well done!

  6. Oooh, it's gorgeous and look beautiful in it :-) I love your little baby bump, sooo cute. I'm glad your well. Talk to you soon!

    Love Lauren

  7. Oh and I love Master and Commander, very, very accurate.

  8. We love, love, love Master & Commander! Beautiful dress Sarah!


  9. You look so sweet, Sarah! You...and little baby. :)

    I can hardly believe that you will soon have a sweet new baby in your arms...time really does fly.

    And I must say, you really have some of the most adorable children I've ever seen. Truly!



Thank you for your lovely thoughts!