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"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Edwardian Ensemble - Lace & Bows
really surprised myself...I used a modern shirt pattern that fitted as
my bodice base...then used images of edwardian patterns like in Frances Grimble's Edwardian Modiste to modify the bodice and redraft the collar and
sleeves. This was only ment to be
a muslin mock up...but its turned out perfectly wearable. (the proper
one will be in white with a red 'bow' and a little more lace insertion.)
With sleeves and back pinned in place.
The bow was originally an idea to cover up a little error I made with the collar. I think I need a collar stand and then the collar or else I end up with an unsupported 'gap' in the centre front.
For the skirt I used sense & Sensibility beartrix skirt pattern. I did it in green polycotton as originally intended to use it as a petticoat under the proper skirt. But I rather like it as a skirt in its own right.
I decided to add a little cameo to the 'bow' on my blouse. I erm...superglued it on. Hope it stays ok.
Last thing I need to do is make a belt/swiss waist and finish trimming the hat.