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.
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!