See the little bit of lace around her neck? A stand alone collar? Maybe a fabric necklace? My friend Karen gave it to me – it’s a bit of hand-dyed lace trim and I developed the entire color scheme around it. According to my fashion history book this dress style was worn in the Regency/Empire era – about the late 1700/early 1800s. Except with little puffed sleeves. Ummm – and maybe not the train. The color is wrong too. Their dresses were usually white to represent purity and what they believed was worn in antiquity. But, by golly, I got the waistline right!!! They also wore turbans with these dresses – whoo hoo – finally – my turbans are fashionably correct! Of course I’d use one regardless of that fact; after all, I am hairstyle-impaired. But anyhow … meet Josephine.
Oh – this is the tall, slim body from the Lost and Found post. It is a Patti Culea pattern – from her Valandrial class.