I am currently working on a commission for an 1830s era day dress. It is made of 100% roller printed cotton in a gorgeous shade of rosy pink. It has a small pale pink diamond pattern printed throughout. I saw this exact fabric (color included!) in an 1850s era quilt at the Heritage Center right outside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. So when this repro material came in one of my samples packets, I immediately snapped it up!
I love the clean lines of the Romantic Era. Here are a few snapshots of the dress in progress.
And here are some pictures of the completed 1830s American dress for day wear. Under the dress is a white cotton voile chemisette with vintage buttons.
Still a gorgeous color! The back of the dress uses a hook and eye closure