1780s Princess Allura

It’s historical mash-up time! Honestly, this one started with my first American Duchess shoes, the pink Kensington’s. I’d started plans for her before Georgian Storm, but felt that my planned details wouldn’t read as well at Comic Con. Like Storm, the American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking fit my speed and needs perfectly.

1780s Sketch from “Patterns of Fashion 1”; Princess Allura from “Voltron: Legendary Defender”
ElementsIn Progress / OrderedTotalReadyNotes
SmockTRUE$0.00TRUEStash item; white cotton
Pink Clocked Silk StockingsTRUE$20.00TRUEAmerican Duchess
Pink Kensingtons & BucklesTRUE$190.00TRUEAmerican Duchess
Under-petticoatTRUE$0.00TRUEStash item; heavy linen
StaysTRUE$0.00TRUEStash item
False rumpTRUE$0.00TRUEStuffed with poly-fill
PocketsTRUE$0.00FALSEStill being embroidered
PetticoatTRUE$0.00TRUEEntire back panel is pieced with stash fabric and, therefore, machine sewn and serged
Anime Elf EarsTRUE$0.00TRUEAradani
White wrapTRUE$0.00TRUEUsed multiple lenths of cotton and a B&T white handkerchief, tied with gold tafetta ribbon
Pendant ChokerTRUE$6.88TRUESilk ribbon from Dames a la Mode w/ green bead from the stash
Collet EarringsTRUE$18.88TRUEDames a la Mode
FichuTRUE$0.00TRUEMade from stash fabric
GownTRUE$100.72TRUECustomer designed Spoonflower fabric, entirely handsewn
Blue BowTRUE$0.00TRUEMade from petticoat scraps
Voltron BroochTRUE$0.00TRUEMagazine clipping and brooch blank
White Hat w/ Gold AccentsTRUE$0.00TRUEHat base from Mom Mom’s stash; gold taffeta from stash
BasketTRUE$0.00TRUEGift basket, stuffed with fabric; ribbon handle from stash
Zarkon ToyTRUE$0.00TRUEHandsewn toy from fabric scraps
Mice for hatTRUE$0.00TRUEHandsewn toy from fabric scraps

I started this ensemble with the lovely lady lumps back in October 2019, and the only item not completed at the time of the backyard photoshoot on April 25, 2020 is the embroidered pocket. Without a con (thanks Covid), I didn’t have a great need for a spot to stash my cellphone and snacks. Having time to handsew the gown was an unexpected gift, setting me on a path to lower stress and increasingly smaller stitches. I absolutely love every piece of this outfit and could not be happier with the techniques I learned during the process.