Dialogue Of The Carmelites

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, April 2011

Designer Maggie Whitaker gave me her drawings for Blanch de la Force and some inspirational photos of similar dresses from the period and I set to work. Since I’d never worked in the period and was pressed for time I based the dress pattern off a simplicity French Revolution costume pattern that I altered to look more like the original sketch. The fichu is from the Conservatory’s stock.

Dialogue of the Carmelites Dress front
Dialogue of the Carmelites Dress front
Dialogue of the Carmelites Dress Side
Dialogue of the Carmelites Dress Side
Dialogue of the Carmelites Dress Back.jpg
Dialogue of the Carmelites Dress Back.jpg