Regency Peacock Blue

full view Peacock Blue Regency gown

full view Peacock Blue Regency gown

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A Peacock Blue Regency ball gown made from a vintage silk sari, created for my mom who does English country dancing and also for the Historically Sew Monthly  February Challenge… Something Blue

The Challenge: Something Blue

February

Fabric: Vintage silk sari with metallic trim and wooden in dots, lined with cotton

Pattern: crossover bodice modified from sense and sensibility pattern, sleeves cut down to above elbow

Year: 1800

Notions: sash of extra sari border,  turban of pallu piece 

How historically accurate is it? As close to period plates and extant gowns as possible while working around the sari weave and the firing of the gown

Hours to complete: Total: 20  (Cutting and fitting: 3, Sewing: 15, Hand finishing: 2)

First worn: B, February 10, 2015

Total: $45 vintage silk sari $25, cotton lining $20, thread ?

And the few construction pics that I took…

Historical inspiration images…

Fashion plate

Fashion plate

Princess Maria Louisa Auguste of baden Empress Elisabeth Alexeievna Elizabeth Alexeievna (13/24 January 1779 - 4 May/16 May, 1826) was the wife of emperor Alexander I of Russia.

Princess Maria Louisa Auguste of baden Empress Elisabeth Alexeievna Elizabeth Alexeievna (13/24 January 1779 – 4 May/16 May, 1826) was the wife of emperor Alexander I of Russia.

Left: English dress and petticoat, c. 1790- 95, Center: French round gown, c. 1790-5 both held by the Kyoto Costume Institute, Right: India, dress of Lady Chambers of Calcutta, c. 1795-1800, property of Martin Kamer.

Left: English dress and petticoat, c. 1790- 95, Center: French round gown, c. 1790-5 both held by the Kyoto Costume Institute, Right: India, dress of Lady Chambers of Calcutta, c. 1795-1800, property of Martin Kamer.

1810

1810

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