Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Polka Dot Fun!



Polka dots were very fashionable during the civil war and Victorian era, as was the Polka Dance. Here is an original picture of a civil war photo (CDV) of a lady in a polka dot dress. Also pictured is my newly made civil war day dress.

The polka dot dress comes with a paisley apron. Paisley was another design that was also popular during the civil war. I think polka dots are fun and make a simple yet elegant dress. I've had the CDV for years and wanted to make a dress with polka dots. When I saw the fabric I had to buy it. I knew it would make a pretty dress.

I am selling the dress in my Etsy store at http://victoriantimes.etsy.com/. While making the dress my two year old told me I was making a dress to go dancing! (He loves civil war balls!)

11 comments:

Cherry Lane Jane said...

you did a beautiful job making this dress!

Uneekdolldesigns said...

I love the Victorian era, the clothes, the authors from that era, and the history too. Your blog looks very interesting...I will pass it on!

Sandy said...

What a lovely blog. I will certainly return and have a good read.

I can relate to much of the Victorian times as I had a Grandmother that never moved out of them.

I was brought up with Victorian values. Gas lighting when visiting and staying with her and much else.

Sandra Romfo said...

You made this dress??? Thats just fantastic:D
Love your blog:)

Channah said...

How beautiful! Great job!

Condo Blues said...

I love polka dots. I didn't realize that polka dots were period. That gives me ideas...

Sheila said...

The ball gwon dress is beautifull! Great job!

Gypsy at Heart said...

I agree with Sandy. It is a lovely blog. I found you through Entrecard. Love the dresses. How talented you are. I'm more partial to the regency period but I also love the Victorian era. I'll visit again.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

That is just gorgeous! Wow! Can you teach me how to sew ;)? Excellent work! WOW!

sarahanne said...

Thanks everyone! You've all been such an encouragement.

Alison said...

I have to say, I so want one of your dresses!