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!
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.