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1860's Inspired Lavender Day Dress

This 1860’s inspired two piece lavender day dress was designed by Garry Lennon for Portia in South Coast Repertory’s production of Aaron Posner’s “District Merchants”.

The design of this show was not intended to be 100% historically accurate so Garry’s designs were fun to try new things within a period silhouette. I created a custom pattern and a mock up from my conversations with Garry and his renderings. The dress is made with lavender textured satin with bold floral accents.  Over 50 covered buttons and a silk charmeuse bound sash that tied in the back were great finishing touches.

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