I may have put the last stitch in the stomacher at midnight the day before my plane flight, but the gown was finished on time for Jordan Con 7.
And the results of the costume contest?
The gown is worn over my paniers, stays, and yellow petticoat. (And a tank top from target. Haven’t gotten around to making a shift yet). Stockings are from American Duchess, earrings and hair ornaments from Dames a la Mode (really amazing customer service here, I highly recommend it). The necklace was a present from ~10 years ago.
As for the wig, I styled it using the Madame du Barry instructions from 18th Century Hair & Wig Styling (most conveniently timed book release ever) If you get nothing else out of this post, it is to BUY THIS BOOK. SERIOUSLY BUY THIS BOOK NOW. The only other wig I’ve done was for Elsa, which was just a braid. And I was easily able to make this amazing wig in two days. BUY THIS BOOK.
And that’s the end! This was a big one; a solid 2.5 months of sewing. I’m taking a nice long break from sewing now to finish some knitting UFOs. Even this costume isn’t entirely done – the stays still need lining, I need a shift, and oh yeah a historical stomacher + petticoat.
I also have zip zero nada ideas for next year’s costume contest. Off to the interwebs…