Friday, January 6, 2012

Civil War Gown French Ribbonwork...FINISHED!!

I am finally finished with the civil war re enactment gown ribbonwork!

After I took the picture I realized it didn't look like the amount of work it really was! It is always hard to make matching pieces, all of the leaves and flowers have to be the same shape and size. I also had to dye bunches of ribbon for this job. There are approximately 40 yards of ribbon in this work.
There were 20 roses and lots of buds, filler flowers and hundreds of leaves!!

The two five inch round circles gown on the gown skirt, the four inch circle goes at the waist. The two large curved pieces go at the bottom of the bell shaped sleeves. The rest of the pieces go along the neckline and at the elbow and on the bonnet.

This has been a fun project and I will share pictures of the finished gown when I get them!

Have a wonderful day,


  1. I love looking at your ribbon roses. They are so pretty.

  2. Hi Dana~
    Your work is just gorgeous!
    I should know, I just received my beautiful pin!
    I could not be happier, it's such a work of art ;)


  3. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful. The gown will be stunning with these additions.

  4. Dearest Dana,

    You are a girl that works! Wow, that will look awful on the finished gown; no doubt!
    Love to you,


  5. I know you do beautiful work, and this all looks magnificent~thanks for sharing.♥♫

  6. Wow, yes this was some job. I cannot wait to see the finished gown. Your work is gorgeous, I really admire it. Hugs...Lu

  7. Hello, Dearest Dana,
    Wow, Civil War Gown French Ribbonwork♡♡♡
    It must be a hard work with long process finishing these. So lovely!!!
    Yes, as Lu said I also am looking forward to enjoying the finished gown.

    PS, so sorry for my belated comment. I posted return-comment for your generous comment in my hubby's sobe link.

    Love and Lots of Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

  8. Seu trabalho ficou muito delicado!
    Tenha um fim de semana abençoado.

  9. Dana your projects are always so gorgeous and I have no doubt as to how much work you had to put into the gown. You're flowers are tremendous as always!