|I made this dress for the occasion of my friend Fia being inducted into the Order of the Pelican.
The design of the surcoat is Fia's arms - Argent, a pale between in bend sinister a sword inverted and a fleam gules. This design repeats on the back of the dress.
The dress is constructed from 100% cotton fabric and cotton-wrapped polyester thread. The bulk of the construction, including the stripe down the center of the dress, was completed on my serger and sewing machine. The fleam and sword motifs, however, were hand appliqued.
I also made a tunic-style underdress to be worn with the surcoat. But as the underdress was plain white, I didn't bother to photograph it.