18th century gown
Added May 11, 2011
I just recently finished working on sewing costumes for the play A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I got to make all of Lucie Manette’s gowns and this is one of the only ones that I really got any good pictures on. I still don’t like the pictures that much but what are you going to do? Anyways. This dress was designed specifically for the year of 1775. I chose the pink because Lucie was still pretty young during the scene she wore it in. I was inspired by several different photos of different genuine 1770’s gowns. I included one of the pictures that inspired my design. The gown can either be worn with the skirt pulled up with button loops or unbuttoned with the skirt draped flat. The plain pink under the striped pink is not attached to the dress, but it is a separate skirt. the dress has a zipper for fast costume changes in the play. All of the dresses fit the actress perfectly and this pink one was her favorite.