Wednesday, July 13, 2016

• Civil War Series, Part III •


It is time for the final Civil War Series post, at long last!!!  ;) 

As you probably have gathered by now, we had the grandest time wearing our dresses and taking these photos, so be warned; there are quite a few of them.  There were just too many fun ones to leave out.  ;)  I hope you enjoy them!  




First off, however, is my mom's dress!  It is made in the same basic style as my dress, with only the slightest of variations.  Her fabric was purchased from Whittle's Fabrics as well, and is also an 1860s reproduction.  The color and pattern of the fabric suit her so well!!  :)




It was so fun to have a different location for each of our dresses to be photographed in, even though we were in a very small park area in town.  We'll definitely be going back there for pictures!





She used gorgeous pearl buttons for a false front effect.  We happened to have the perfect buttons for each of our dresses in the stash, which was a rare and exciting happening!  ;)




Her bonnet is also from Regency Austentation, decorated with beautiful silk taffeta from Ensembles of the Past.  I love how the colors of the silk match her dress so perfectly!!




Accenting the neckline is one of her grandma's many crocheted collars.  And speaking of crochet, Mom made her reticule from her own self-drafted pattern.  She is a regular trooper when it comes to crocheting, and is never satisfied until what she's making is just perfect.  I think she definitely succeeded in making it that way, don't you?  :)  It is made of cotton yarn and lined in cream-colored cotton fabric.




















One simply must have watched the movie "Cranford" to fully appreciate this photo.........  ;)







Some of us elegantly fan ourselves, some of us  primly fix our bows, and some of us just twirl.  ;)  It is rather addictively fun in these dresses, I must admit.  















Follow Me on Pinterest

16 comments:

  1. These dresses are perfect, and the photo shoot captures them so well

    ReplyDelete
  2. All of them look great! I just finished making a Civil War gown myself, so it's really neat to see other interpretations as well. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Ocean Senta!! I hope you post pictures of your CW gown on your blog; I would love to see it! :)

      Delete
  3. Oh Esther, excuse me while I swoon...the detail on the mother's dress is simply lovely - from the pleats to the buttons and the sweet bonnet. All three dress are truly a work of art and you ladies did a phenomenal job. I so enjoyed seeing more photos of your time with our dear friend :)

    Have a blessed day! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, thank you so much, Stephanie!! You are so kind! We did indeed have a lovely time, especially since we had dear Sarah along. :)

      It's always lovely to hear from you! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

      Delete
  4. Ladies, you all look so incredibly lovely. What a beautiful project to undertake and photo shoot to cap your sewing adventures off with. I'm in awe of how magnificent you each look here.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Jessica. You are so sweet and kind! :)

      Delete
  5. Well, look at these three!!! What fun they're having!!! A grand combination of posed, period shots, and old-fashioned action. Hee hee!!! Love it, Esther. Thanks for the memories. :D And your mom is just a doll. She is so elegant and natural in this dress and setting! :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sarah A.,

      Aren't they just having fun? :)
      1. You are right; Mom is a doll.
      2. You're welcome for the memories.
      3. Most importantly, thank YOU for the fun time!! :D

      Delete
  6. I've enjoyed browsing through some of your posts on here; you are such an excellent seamstress! I would love to learn to sew better. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get all of the pictures on your blog to load, (our internet is a bit slow working with large photos) but have enjoyed what I have been able to see!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Sunshine Country!! You are so kind!!! :) Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means so much!!

      Delete
  7. Oh how fun you all are!! I love uoir mom's dress and bonnet! The pics of you three delighted my heart! What a truly fun day you all must have had!!
    Blessings!!
    g

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, thanks, Gina!! We sure did have fun! :)

      Delete
  8. I am flabbergasted! How completely perfect you three look! Again, you leave me in awe x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you ever so much, Melanie!! :D

      Delete

Your comments always make my day!! I will reply here on the blog, so be sure to check the "Notify Me" box or check back soon! Thank you :)