The dress you will see here below was inspired by the costume worn by Ella in the Cowboys and Aliens movie that came out this summer.
For my version of the costume I used a fabric that was an 1860's reproduction fabric...to give it a historical vibe.
The color is a tan taupe calico with brown flowers printed on it.
I have more information on the Alien Wrist cuff over on my blog. If you want to read that post please visit this link
The costume is actually a two piece garment that creates the look of a dress.
The long skirt is accented with a ruffled around the hem and the fitted bodice is finished with a skirted peplum.
*Click on the pictures for a larger look if you like. The lace on the cuffs is a vintage piece I had in our collection. The cuffs are closed with a bone like button as well.
The back of the bodice and skirt is simple and perfect for running around. The Alien Wrist cuff is a fun accent for this costume as well...
Thanks for looking at my Ella inspired dress! It was fun to create and I hope it captured a bit of the look and feel of the movie costume.
If anyone is looking for their own Cowboys and Aliens costume just let me know. I would really like to recreate other inspired styles from the movie. (the guys costumes are great!)
Thanks for reading!