- Alter it with two panels in the back. This would be a lot of work and look messy, so perhaps not...
- Create a sleeveless 1790s open-gown to go over the top. It's the correct period, looks relatively easy (no more gathers in sleeves, yay!), and is really cute.
I'm planning on it being pale blue with black accents, to match my sash that may or may not go over the top of the whole thing. How cute would this be with a matching hat!
Here are the pictures that inspired me, and my sketch.
The colour and style I'm going for, but rather than draped bits at the back, I was thinking of a solid skirt and train for the back part, like the second image below.
This is exactly what I want, but in blue with black binding. Maybe I'll hand sew it this time?
The Janet Arnold Pattern I'm thinking of using in combination with Elizabeth Friendship's "Creating Historical Clothes" for the correct fit.
My sketch of how it will all look together, as an outfit. Sorry for the terrible photos, it's dark in my room!