I purchased this fabric from Promenade in New Orleans, the same place I got the green gingham for my Picnic Blanket Skirt. My grandmother had a very similar dress, and I wanted to recreate it. Unfortunately her version doesn't quite fit me.
I lined it in a black cotton and chose to leave the sleeves with just the eyelet so there's a bit of skin peeking through. I did an underlining for the bodice, meaning I treated the eyelet and black cotton fabric as one piece.
Matching fabric-covered buttons and belt.
The brooch is my great-grandmother Mary's, the professional seamstress and original owner of my button supplies!
Traveling to Prague was so memorable and wonderful. I am Czech and took three semesters of the language in college so I could speak to my relatives. It was so amazing to get to visit the city I had heard about from family and studied. It was absolutely beautiful!