I never blogged about the most recent new dress that I finished. I decided that I wanted something new for the Pumpkin Tea last November (after having worn a dress that was nearly ten years old at the previous year’s tea). I used linen from Burnley and Trowbridge that I had received as a holiday gift from Mike back in 2012. I can’t believe I let such nice fabric sit in my stash for that long!
I used the same pattern that I’ve had for bib front gowns since way back in 2007. (Indeed, this is the pattern I used for the dress I wore at the 2016 Pumpkin Tea.) It’s a modified version of the Period Impressions bib front pattern. I hand sewed the bodice, but used a machine to sew the long seams in the skirt.
The day before the tea Mike and I took some photos on our back deck to show the finished dress. The lovely cap is by Virgil’s Fine Goods.
The ruffled chemisette is by Very Victorian.
I made this spencer several years ago. I think it coordinates pretty well, no?
I finished off the outfit with my American Duchess Manchester boots. They are my favorite regency shoes!