February 05, 2009

White Ruffles



~The Chemise Dress~
It's coming along, slowly but steadily. I have spent the last few weekends sewing miles of ruffles. Now I am trying to figure out what color to make the sash, any suggestions?

6 comments:

Anna Kristine said...

Heidi!!!!!! This is so gorgeous! Oh, I want to make one now! Are those tucks on the ruffle?
Mmm...so yummy. :)
As to a sash...I would make several sashes all different colors so I could wear whichever one I was in the mood for. I do love this one from the Duchess:
http://costumersguide.com/georgiana/chemise3.jpg

Such a gorgeous color.

Also white or cream would be pretty like this one in Marie Antoinette:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/costumersguide/Marie-Antoinette/ohcapmarie/white%20w%20pink%20hair/image002959.jpg

But pale blue or pink or lavendar or green...even black would be awesome. Whatever you choose will be stunning!

Adelheide said...

It's funny you share that picture because that is the exact same color my Mom suggested I make the sash!

Yes they are little tucks on the ruffle. I was inspired by Marguerite's pin tucks. :)

Adelheide said...

Oops, I meant the first picture, from The Duchess!

SisterlyLove said...

That is so gorgeous!! I am a sucker for ruffles. :) Especially ones with pin tucks!! Aaa! Yes, that pink sash is so pretty!
Something different would be cool too, like olive green or orange? :) Or you could be really crazy like Anna and embroider one. ha!

This gold one is pretty!
http://www.blastmilk.com/decollete/gallery/chemise_dress/lebrun_marie_antoinette_1783-thumb.jpg

Genevieve

SisterlyLove said...

Ooh! Lovely! I can't wait to see it when it's done! Very beautiful!
~Marguerite

Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi,

Sorry it has been so long since you sent me this link to your blog. Love the site. I am planning a history trip with Sydney to DC, The White House, Mt. Vernon, Monticello, and Williamsburg. Was thinking about taking two costumes for us to wear on our Williamsburg day so we "fit in" and feel colonial. Any ideas?


Love you, June