David and I are big fans, we are part of the 'Edinburgh Browncoats' fanclub (there are similar fanclubs around the world). The TV show is fantastic. It features an amazing ensemble cast and you really feel connected to all the characters. Definitely check it out if you haven't already! I believe the Science Channel has been airing the episodes since March.
My outfit inspiration came from one of the characters named Inara Serra. She's always very regally dressed. Here are a few photos:
I decided to use the Vintage Fashion Library's reproduction pattern of the 1932 DuBarry 1082B pattern:
I am quite happy with how it turned out:
I made a belt to match and found an amazing belt buckle (at the last moment) on Etsy from UK seller jemimajay on Etsy that I think goes perfectly with the fabric:
David took some photos of me wearing the dress at St. Mary's Cathedral, which is apparently the largest ecclesiastical building in Scotland the only place that still maintains the daily choral tradition!
The building is beautiful! Check out the doors:
And of course, the back of the dress is my absolute favorite part:
This dress is pretty easy to put together! The bodice front actually reminds me a bit of the 1934 Wearing History gown I made for Valentine's Day. Both patterns have a gathered front bodice. The instructions for the border of the bodice have you sew it on the inside and then slipstitch to the outside (almost like the opposite of facing)!
I'm going to try and make this pattern up as a blouse as well for the 1932 spot in my Sewing through the Decades Challenge goal and see how it works. I think for the blouse version I might use interfacing in the back 'v' section because I plan to use crepe back satin for both the main body of the blouse and for the contrast material. Don't you think it would look cute as a tuck-in blouse? I'll let you know how I get on with that!
It has been unseasonably warm in Scotland--the weather was actually perfect for wearing this dress outside. I'm planning to wear it tomorrow for David's birthday! We were thinking of revisiting the place we went on Valentine's day :)
The flowers are all in bloom and Edinburgh looks so lovely! Check out this amazing photo David took of the flowers:
And this amazing photo of the church: