It all started with a lace collar I've had for donkeys years and been meaning to make a dress for for almost as long ;) add in reine_de_coudre planning an1820s outfit for costume college and me needing another outfit that utilises the wonderful no specific time period of costume college and it all feel into place!
So far I have made a chemisette for the collar and assembled the bodice. tomorrow I'll finish piping the neckline and probably work on the sleeves. Then it's on to the skirt! I'll have to post my inspiration pics tomorrow (assuming the Internet is working by then....) but to keep you going here are two in progress photos:
the colour is not photographing correctly - it's a very changeable duck egg, neither blue nor green, a bit grey, and very pretty!
also, spot the inspiration in the background ;)