Last night, at the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park there was a ball in honour of Jane Austen’s birthday.
I made this dress to wear. The fabric is a very sheer border eyelet that I embellished with a little bit of applique on the bodice that I tied in with some embroidery. Aside from the eyelet stuff, the dress is entirely hand-stitched. It’s a simple roundgown, but I’m hiding the draw string channel with the embroidered bit at the waist.
The ball was a great deal of fun with live music by Old Fezziwig’s Band and the dances were called by Mady Newfield and Tammy Bretscher. It was a lovely, lovely evening.