I’ve had an order from an opera singer, Johanna Blackstone, for a new court costume and I decided I’d like to keep up to date with the process on here! We’ve been doing the research together for fabrics and colours. I’ve had some experience making such grand dresses when I worked in Venice on costumes for carnival. The period we decided on is between 1750’s – 1770’s, and the sack dress for the design.
First thing Johanna said she would like on her dress would be stripes!
Next she chose the colour – steel blue!
First things first, the understructure! I’ll be creating 18th century stays (corset) and pannier hoop skirt.