Zone front late 18th century inspired gown. (1790's)
Skirt is an Ivory silk satin with vintage fringe trim. Body of the gown is a striped green and white silk taffeta. Pattern of stripes are all matched and top stitched with silk thread by hand.
Sleeves are trimmed with Swiss linen and beaded lace. Hand stitched silk thread adds texture. Slits in side of skirt allow access to pockets tied around waist
Gown is worn over a chemise, stays, clamshell bustle and quilted petticoat
The gown is finished with a mauve silk taffeta sash with handmade portrait buckle, a miniature pin with faux historical painting and altered antique parasol.
Photos taken in Venice Italy by Aimee Dodds