suffragette picnic with the DFW Costumers' Guild on Memorial Day weekend, and although I have a backup dress already, I'm hoping that I'll have time to make a new costume for this event.
My plan is to use this green linen/cotton striped fabric to make something similar to the 1911 dress in Patterns of Fashion. I probably won't make an exact copy in regards to the trim and smaller details, but I think it'll give me a really good pattern to start with. I also adore the dress on the right here, so I might do a belt and the contrasting hem like you see in that photo. But I'll have to find some suitable fabric if I want to do that. So far, I haven't had much luck because I can't figure out what color would go with this weirdo green. I'm thinking that a gunmetal gray would be nice, but I haven't had much luck finding anything like that.
So first on the agenda: enlarging the pattern and making a mockup. My goal is to have that done by next weekend. Wish me luck!