This is the revised design for my plaid Civil War Ballgown. I cam up with and sewed this design (instead of the original one I had) after I found out I didn't have enough plaid fabric. So I bought some red fabric and sheer lace panels to use and came up with this new design while I was sewing it!
Here's all the pieces that go with the gown- all of these are COMPLTLY hand-sewn:
-Sheer white base underskirt with wide red ruffle (bottem) medium maroon/white plaid ruffle, and off-white rose patterned lace ruffle with tiny marroon rose accents and ribbon bows (top layer)
-White silk overskirt with plaid swags and bows, red and white roses, and white tulips.
-White cotten bodice with heavy linen lining, point front, plaid collar and waist band trim, maroon braided ribbon and white lace collar trim, white cotten oversleeves with plaid trim, sheer white pouf undersleeves, red and white rose and plaid bow accents.
-Red and white rose/ flowered wire head piece
Here is a list of the undergarments I've made for the gown: (Also completly hand-sewn)
- Heavy cream linen drawstring drawers, trim with lace and white ribbon
-Sheer, white polyester knee- length chemise
-White trigger corset with back lacing and 9 hook front (no boning- I wanted to breathe!!)
-White cotten hip roll with ties
-White cotten 4-hoop skirt, maximum circumfrence of 150 inches, sewn-in sash
-White cotten petticoat with gathered waist and sewn-in sash