Musings of a Lady

Friday, January 25, 2013

Le Modiste: Finally! My Enfourreau is done!


Hello everyone!  Last fall I started working on an en fourreau or English back gown.  The gown was draped and worked entirely by hand.  Laugh-ou-loud - a friend of mine calls this my vegan dress since a machine was not used.   I got to wear it to an event last Saturday and I have to say that I think I did a pretty good job.  Whoa, was I being a little immodest here?  Yep!  :)  I am really proud of this little ensemble.  I am sorry I don't have more pictures,  but the next time I wear it I will certainly make sure that I get more detailed shots.  Oh, notice the shoes!  I got my period mules from Burnley and Trowbridge (link will be provided below).  The mules are soooooooo comfortable and beautifully made.

Next post:  1930's day dress

http://www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com/  They are an excellent family owned business that provides period sewing supplies, garments and other items to support historical re-enactment.  They mostly focus on 18th century.  Check them out!

7 comments:

Cassidy said...

It's lovely! Can't wait to see more detailed pictures at some point.

Angela said...

Thanks Cassidy. I was part of the event coordination so I totally forgot to get more pictures taken. The person who took these didn't up load the rest she did of me. Anyway, will post pictures later. Thanks for dropping by. Cheers.

Lauren R said...

It looks great! I'm with Cassidy - I can't wait to see more photos :-)

Madame Berg said...

Vegan is the way to go :)

You look lovely, as always. I too would love to see some more pics when the opportunity comes.

Angela said...

Again, thank you ladies for your encouragement! Will try to get this documented a bit better. Cheers.

Kleidung um 1800 said...

Dear Angela,

Oh, it turned out really beautiful. I love the whole ensemble from the cap to the pretty red mules!
Now I hope that you'll share more pictures with us soon!!!

Sabine

P.S. Vegan dress?! What a funny term - I have to keep that in mind!!!

Isis said...

I think it turned out wonderful! You look very pretty in it!