August 2006 - The Mock Up Stage

Fabric: Dark blue linen
Pattern: J.P. Ryan - Robe l'Anglaise

August 30, 2009 - One of my first attempts to document the process of putting something together. I started with an oversized mock over poorly fitting stays and cotton shift.

Cutting into the Fabric

The idea behind this dress was something I could wear to museum education programs or in camp. I wanted something that was durable, cool, and if need be, polished in that rustic yankee way. Linen goes a long way toward achieving those goals.