It is based off of the Shinrone gown http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/products/rh301-shinrone-gown-1Message 1 of 10 , Jun 30, 2011View SourceIt is based off of the Shinrone gown
I know of one person who has seen the dress up close and she had said that
the dress is on to large of a mannequin.
So any who,
This is working class but most likely Sunday best.
Might use Simplicity #2589 with a good amount of alterations like move the
opening to the front and removing the front point or Simplicity #3782.
I too am curious about the pattern that Genoveva linked to in her e-mail.
There have been several patterns very similar to this one, Simplicity 3623
(not the number in the link!) Are any of them close to legitimate for any
where, any time within our period? How close? With this particular one as
an example, what could be done to it to make it more legit?
How would I go about finding a simple dress style that I can make several
of, but not look like really common or lower class, and not be a basic tunic
dress? I'd really just like to find some sort of dress that is sleeveless
and has a waist seam, with lacing down the front of the bodice. For example,
I really like this dress -- http://www.simplicity.com/p-1943-costumes.aspx--
but I don't think it's accurate, right?