|Janet Arnold morning dress c 1798-1805|
The description says that
A morning dress in white cotton with a small, regular, geometric pattern printed in dark purple...A fine lawn or cambric chemisette or habit shirt, with a frill at the neck, could have been worn under the dress to fill in the neckline. The long sleeves could be removed and the dress worn with short sleeves onlyAs cute as it would be with the dark purple print I'm not insistent on having an exact replica. I also want something light colored so I am leaning towards either a light blue with white dot cotton voile
Or a white/cream pin dot voile
I'm leaning more towards the white/cream at the moment, but knowing me I'll change my mind in, oh say, ten or fifteen minutes. Why I'm more for the white/cream right now is because the smaller dots have a more dainty feel to them I think. I could always order a swatch of each while I work on scaling up the pattern and mocking it up. Though this all has to wait until after I have finished my room and probably until I have finished moving.
Or I could always hunt down some pretty white sheer-ish window curtains to use. I know I have seen some around that had a white on white pattern, unless I am thinking of my aunt and uncles' curtains...they don't need them right?