My compliments to you on the gown. I am involved in Historical Re-Enactment and have portrayed Baroque, Rococo, as well as Napoleonic Eras. That said, I can fully appreciate the time and effort involved in the construction of a gown such as this. Well done, dear girl! It is no small feat to accomplish..And from what the ladies have told me, not an easy garmet to wear; stays and all. It looks to be tailored out of brocade or damask...Photos can be rather deceiving. Regardless, stunning job, you wear it well.
ah, and the fabric, I would have preferred silk or some natural fiber, but I was attempting to recreate a particular pattern from the TV show that this dress shows up in, so the fabric I'm using, I'm sure it's some manmade fiber, it's actually not that great. but it works well for the dress recreation.
"Girl in the Fireplace" is a wonderful episode; one of my favorites from the "Era of Ten". You did well in its construction and it truly is a labor of love. There have been moments in fabric stores that I have seen cloth that sorely tempted me regarding a new weskit or coat...But, I could never use such at an event due to "the rules". I am pretty much stuck with wool and linen..Which is fine, but it can be rather drab. Regardless of the fabric, that gown is stunning.