It’s that time of year again – Edwardian Ball. Every year I make something new for the Ball and repurpose something from a previous year for the World’s Faire. This year, I opted to create a late 1890’s/early 1900’s walking skirt, with a tailored jacket in suffragette colors. Not exactly period-correct, but fun. I found a beautiful lilac ombre silk for the skirt, and was gifted some gorgeous golden embossed silk that I will use for the sleeves of the jacket. The body of the vest is a lovely tapestry-like black, lilac and gold brocade, with a circular pattern that nods to the circular embossing in the gold silk. Below are some shots of the trim styles I am considering as well as the fabrics I am incorporating. I’ll post more as I make progress.