The first dress I made was a 1780’s Italian style gown. I made it for historic fashion show I did at Stately Oak. This is started dipping my toe into the 18th century. Before this I had only made two other 18th century gowns, one was a working womens outfit, the other was a ball gown. This one was my first middle/ upper middle class gown and I really LOVE the silhouette that the bum pads make.
Read more about the fashion show here: https://historicalbelle.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/historical-fashion-show-at-stately-oaks/
Read more about the dress here: https://historicalbelle.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/1780s-italian-gown/
The second dress I made this year is what I call my green Gettysburg dress. It is my new favorite Civil War Era dress that I have made. I made this dress especially for my trip to the Gettysburg Reenactment last July. My boyfriend and his parents attended and had a wonderful time. I had been wanting to go to Gettysburg since I started reenacting almost 8 years ago and I FINALLY GOT TO GO! It was an amazing experience. I still need to write a blog post about it…whoops!
The third dress I made was a Regency Era ballgown that I made especially for the Scottish Regency Era ball my boyfriend, Steven, and I attended. This dress made me like the Regency Era empire waist a little more. I also made my small diadem.
Read more about my Regency Era Ballgown here: https://historicalbelle.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/regency-era-ballgown-ensemble/
The fourth dress that I made was my Titania, Queen of the Fairies, dress I made for the mid summers night tea party at the Copper Kettle In Foley AL. I already had the lace peasant blouse and the pink corset, but I made the skirt, wings, and flower crown. This was my first attempt into my mythical costuming and I even got “fairy ears” to go with my costume! It was a fun night.
Read more about the Mid Summers Night Dream Tea here: https://historicalbelle.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/a-midsummers-night-dream-tea/
I did make one more dress, but I am waiting to unveil it until the new year, so stay tuned!
Also this is not everything that I sewed this year. These are only costumes that I made for myself. I also made clothing for other people and for my Etsy site. Which you can visit here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HistoricalBelle?ref=seller-platform-mcnav