Pleated Navy Gown
This was a quick three day project I made from materials I had around. It is inspired by how Saints were depicted during early Renaissance times.
I made the dress from seven yards of satin faced chiffon, and lined it with five yards of gabardine to add weight. The construction is very basic, both the skirt and sleeves are made from unaltered rectangles of fabric.
The bodice was draped, assembled, and then overlaid with draped pleated chiffon. The bodice is trimmed at the neck, waist, and cuffs with a metallic brocade and has matching sleeves cut from ivory jacquard.
I have two posts about the process of making it, which can be read below.