Finishing Projects

This gown was started a few years ago, but I finished it during Lockdown Summer…I normally don’t directly copy extant gowns, but this one is directly from page 295 of Costume in Detail. Every pleat, ribbon, ruffle, soon became a stack of anxiety and guilt (because it felt like plagiarizing!) so I layered it over a sunny yellow lining. I felt better “making it mine”, do any of you do this?

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