The Dewdrop Series consists of three main pieces, a very full 18th century inspired ivory damask dress, a smaller more modern gown and a dark green velvet cloak. The inspiration behind the piece was the green forest landscape and new growth of spring. It’s named Dewdrop after the green and white forest flowers.
The main dress is made from five yards of a medium weight damask material. It features a very full cartridge pleated skirt, and a heavily boned lace up bodice. The dress is lined with linen and has small chiffon ruffles on the sleeves.
The second dress was assembled from two yards of the same fabric. It also features a cartridge pleated skirt, heavily boned lace up bodice, and is lined with linen.
The cloak is made from six yards of green stretch velvet, with hooping wire inserted into the hood to help keep it’s shape. The hood is lined with the damask material, and is decorated with small chiffon ruffles.
In total the three pieces took sixty four hours to make and around a hundred dollars worth of materials. The first dress and cloak were made over an eight day period, and the second one was made in four days.
I have six “The making of” posts about this costume which can be found below, as well as pictures of the finished pieces photographed in the forest that inspired them.
Damask dress, The Bodice
Damask dress, The Skirt
Damask dress, The Sleeves
Damask Dress Two, The Skirt
Damask Dress Two, The Bodice
12 thoughts on “Dewdrop Series, Ivory Dress & Cloak”
The dress and cloak is really beautiful! You, madame, deserve a prize! 🙂
You make me feel so unaccomplished, and I’m only 22! Your creations are absolutely beautiful!
Do you use always use rectangles for making the skirts? (By the way, I am a big fan of al of your works, they inspire me a lot!)
I have for a lot of my projects! It was a really common style from Renaissance times onto the mid eighteen hundreds. And they are super convenient because you don’t have to fiddle with bias seams or fuss with prints being on an ugly angle. I’ve made a few dresses with gored or partially gored skirts, but not many.
This year i’m making a few dresses that will require gored skirts and i’m really excited for the challenge!
The dress is spectacular!
Beautiful work. I’m so impressed.
Angela, you are so unbelievably talented! I have so enjoyed viewing all your gorgeous creations and I will be visiting back frequently to see what else you come up with! 🙂 Keep up the good work!
After seeing your posts I think costume making is so much more fun than making high fashion outfits.
Do you make dresses on commissions ? I would hire you for sure ^_^
I would love to know if you do custom work? Where are you located?