New Project!

SOOOO EXCITED!!!

I am now in Ankara, Turkey and we have been presented the opportunity to go to a Masqued Ball in Versailles, France! At *THE PALACE*!  I have 6 months to plan and implement with a small hindrance of my go-to supplies not being readily at hand.  We have started the initial planning and we have now decided on being a Revolutionary War couple coming to court to celebrate the win of the Americans with the help of the French.  Erick wants to be an Infantry Captain and I will be his lovely wife in a truly extravagant dress.

 

Pattern for Erick:

http://www.neheleniapatterns.com/english/englishsite.html Regimental Coat SF201 and Waistcoat SF202.  He would like short breeches to go with his knee high boots.

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Color scheme would be black velvet, white silk, dove grey wool, silver/pewter.

Patterns for Whitney: 

I have decided to go with a closed front robe à la française, there will be a dramatic hat and wig involved.  If my white leather boots are in the shipment from  Houston (I really can’t remember where I packed them) they are of the appropriate style and I will wear those.  I will need panniers and I want to build a full boned stay. The patterns I am looking at are free http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/howto/frauen/contouche.shtml.

My dress will involve a lot of hand beading and creativity and will mostly take the 6 months that I have to complete!