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The thoughs of a Victorian Romantic, including stitching, books and whatever strikes my fancy, including the ocassional foray onto a soapbox. Artwork by Jo at Little Ariel

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Location: Louisiana, United States

History geek. Browncoat/Whovian/Trekkie/Scaper Science fiction romance writer. Closet football fan.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

The ball gown

Behold my bodice!!!!!! I'm so VERY proud of myself. I did it all by myself, it's period correct for around 1860, and I made bias tape for the first time. Took me 2 weekends to do it, and one weekend to do the mock-up. Good thing I did make a mock-up, otherwise it would have been way too big!

The skirt is almost finished. It's brown tafetta underneath, with the pink as an overskirt. My overskirt is way too long though, so I have to shorten it by at least 15 inches, probably more. Took over an hour to gather the pink and the tafetta! It's all sewn into the waistband now, and I have to tack the waistband down on the inside. Then finish the overskirt, and it'll be ready to mark the hem and put on the hook and bars that hold the bodice to the skirt. And the event is in 2 more weeks, so I'm going to make it!! Just barely, lol.



Blogger Itching To Stitch said...

Nice sewing!! St Pete's will look awesome on Enchanted Fabrics Evergreen ;)

8:59 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh its lovely - I hope we are getting pictures of you wearing it too?!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Andie said...

That is beautiful! Talk about multi talented! I will look forward to seeing it finished!

3:30 AM  
Blogger sugardoll said...

Hey you asre one gifted child! LOL! That top is gorgeous. I agree with some here, show us piccies of you wearing it! =)

4:10 PM  

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