Why do some things stick in our minds? Especially if they don’t make sense. I’m not a purple person. I’m not even sure I actually own any purple clothes. So, why do I want a black and purple Civil War day dress?
Well, I have the black silk. Next I had to decide on a style. I was aimlessly flipping through some fashion prints online. And THERE IT WAS!!!
TAAA! DAAAAAAAAAAA! My dress in black and purple!
Look at that dress. I love the purple bands set into the skirt. The belt with the curved ends looks like it should be fun to try to copy. A closer look at the purple shows it to be a brocade with the pattern cut to fit in the bands.
Now begins the challenge of finding such a purple brocade….the hunt is on!