Historic clothing means silk!!

Today I went over to my parents' house and helped my mom at Lavender's Green Historic Clothing with an order for eight 1890's silk ballgowns for Belle Meade Plantation in Tennessee.  It's a very exciting order and it was nice to do delicate handsewing on silk for a change!  Here are some of the fabrics she's been using:

The first dress she finished is a periwinkle silk:
 
I don't have any photos of the one I worked on.  Oh, well.  Check out my mom's business's website at www.lavendersgreen.com!

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