1843 Christmas Evening Gown in White and Gold with Snowflake Pattern

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I’m listening to the Librivox version of A Christmas Carol (specifically this version, which is wonderful). Since it was published in 1843, I thought I would do an 1843 style gown. Besides that, though, I let it go too late and I don’t have much else to write tonight!

23 thoughts on “1843 Christmas Evening Gown in White and Gold with Snowflake Pattern

  1. Ooooo. Im the first one to post!!! COOL. I love the dress, liana. It’s beautiful. You amaze me. And one more thing. Whats your favorite dress you have EVER posted? I’m dying to know.

  2. Pretty ^_^ Merry Christmas Liana! Hope you have a good one and get everything you hoped for ^^
    I’m always a sucker for your green dresses too, Goldberry’s is one of my favourites.

  3. Merry Christmas!

    I dunno about Liana, but I’ve considered making some of her dresses in barbie size. And now that I know her favorite (aside from all the cursed sisters) I can make a Goldberry barbie and send it to her, mwuhahaha!

  4. Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!
    I love how the snowflakes sort of blend in with the dress. As usual, it’s very pretty. And although I’m not much of an old-fashioned, poofy dress kind of girl, I really like this Christmas dress. Probably because it’s the holidays and Liana’s dresses are just that beautiful.

  5. Thanks, everyone!
    Cake, when I’m doing something based on a particular time period, I look at gowns, fashion plates and so on from then, then try to draw something based on my understanding of the styles. I always look at quite a few sources, but for example, the big one for this one was an 1843 Godey’s Lady’s Book: http://books.google.com/books?id=ddcRAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
    As the clothes aren’t copied from one particular dress or drawing, I try to specify that they’re done in the style of a particular year and may not be perfectly accurate (and anyways, this one’s pattern removes it from consideration as accurate anyways!) but I’m comfortable with how close I come.

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