Well Christine has done it again!
My dear friend has created another beautiful dress. We decided to have a sewing Saturday with dueling sewing machines racing away:).
I sewed one dress while she sewed this one.
The fabrics (stripe and blue) came from Walmart off the sale rack for $5 a yard.
About 2 1/2 yards were needed for the bodice and 5 yards for the skirt.
We used one of the Simplicity patterns from my stash.
The lace on the back is an antique piece I found years ago.
The small lace caplets on the short sleeves of the bodice are another set of antique lace I found and kept for just the right dress:).
The chemisette is a lacey blouse I found at a thrift shop for $4. I removed the collar and sleeves and hemmed the collar under. The under sleeves came from a blouse found at Goodwill. I cut off the sleeves and trimmed them with white lace and then affixed them to the short bodice sleeves.
The lace up boots were another thrift shop find for $4.
Reenacting can be a very expensive hobby but a little thrifting and a little sewing can have you looking like Scarlett without breaking the bank:)!