1830’s Plaid Pleated Dress, Photos

28 Nov

Today I have another set of photos to share. Much like the last photos I posted, these have an autumn theme and were taken in a pumpkin patch. I thought it would be make the perfect lighthearted backdrop for a wacky dress like this one, and it did not disappoint!

This was my first time having the whole ensemble on and I was pretty pleased with it – everything fit and was really comfortable. I was a bit concerned the petticoat would show, or that the bonnet would slip around, but neither of those were an issue.

I paired this with my regency stays that I made ages ago, and my “Victorian“* boots. Neither are particularly accurate to this period but helped achieve the silhouette I wanted. I talk more about the petticoats and the construction of this costume in these posts:

Post 1: The Bodice

Post 2: The Sleeves, Skirt, and Bonnet

Before getting into the photos I wanted to mention my last post, where I reviewed a bunch of costume reference books. If you’re interested in any of them this is the time to buy! Amazon has $10 off book purchases, and Barnes & Noble has 15% off your order, which makes the price of those pretty inspiration books a bit easier to manage!

Now onto the photos!










And some muddy boots after a long morning! Luckily none got on the dress.


And that’s it! Thanks for reading!


Posted by on November 28, 2016 in 19th century, Completed Costumes


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10 responses to “1830’s Plaid Pleated Dress, Photos

  1. Bunny

    November 28, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Oh, Angela, you make me smile!

  2. Victoria @RufflesandGrace

    November 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    SO pretty! I love the sleeves! Such magnificent work!

  3. Marilyn

    November 28, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Angela you are so talented. I love that dress. Plaid is so pretty. That bonnet is awesome. Thanks fro sharing.

  4. Beky

    November 29, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Your work is so beautiful. You can certainly see the love and passion for your costumes.

  5. KatevaVaimo

    November 29, 2016 at 4:33 am

    I really love this ensemble! I think its one of your best ones or even the best sofar.

  6. Girl in the Stix

    November 29, 2016 at 8:20 am

    This is an extraordinary ensemble! Great job with the chapeaux!

  7. Nanik

    November 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    The dress is fabulous!! You look amazing!!

  8. Mistress of Disguise

    November 29, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Lovely! That fabric is fabulous.

  9. erniek3

    December 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I love this plaid. I love what you’ve done with it. The world is better for this!

  10. justagirlinashop

    December 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Stunning. Simply stunning.


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