Reproduction 1860s Silk Ballgown by Kay Demlow


This is my golden silk ballgown, made for me by Kay Demlow of Lavender’s Green in 2000. I told Kay I was ready for a new gown (two babies had quickly “moved” me out of my old gown!), and I said I was thinking of a pale gold. Kay knew exactly what I wanted and got to work right away. The results were breathtaking! I just love my gown with its skirt flounce, deep “V” waistline, double-puffed sleeves and shoulder-width neckline. I trimmed the gown myself with crocheted ivory lace. I also made my head-dress of fabric flowers and ribbons. What amazed me is that when I got the gown, the ribbon Kay had used to lace the back of the bodice exactly matched the ribbon I had already chosen for the head-dress! The gown fit me like a glove, and I highly recommend Kay’s beautiful work!

1 Comment on Reproduction 1860s Silk Ballgown by Kay Demlow

  1. Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns
    May 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I have always loved these pictures of you, Jennie! You look like you stepped right out of a Victorian painting.


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