1877 Lilac Day Dress
Over time I have discovered that my favorite projects are the challenge of making a dress walk off the page.
Here is a true and failthful copy of a 1877 fashion plate. The only exception is the lace. The only suitable lace we found would have put the dress firmly outside of its budget, so we decided to use an expensive net to its best advantage. Perhaps some day I will come across the required number of yards in a vintage lace and will beg her to let me re-do that part. In the mean time, the effect if very fetching and I think just as lovely though in a slightly different way.
We reserved some extra material so that a train and or evening bodice could be added later if needed.