Once more I have been neglecting this blog. I have been sewing A LOT. Sometimes I even took pictures. But sitting down and making a post about it was the hard part as I always tend to get carried away with further sewing. Well well, I´ll be posting projects I got done since my last post.
First one is this Second Bustle Era Day Dress. Main fabric is mauve printed cotton and contrasting fabric is mint green satin. I made this dress in February. Inspiration was again from the book Making Victorian Costumes for Women by Heather Audin. And again I drafted the pattern myself rather than scaling it from the book.
Sewing pleats on the back of the skirt.
Boning chanels on the back. I used 5mm wide spiral steel boning.
Sewing pleated peplum on the back. I first hemmed the satin rectangle, then pleated it and pressed it. Tacked it onto the back and sewed it. Then I used some overlocking stitch on my sewing machine.
Then trimmed the access fabric away.
Front view of completed 1880´s Day Dress.
Front and side view of the bodice which is fully boned.
Side and back view of completed 1880´s Day Dress. Bustle worn underneath.
Detail of the back embellishment. Sewed by hand.
Authentic closures on bodice front- metal hooks and eyelets.
Accompanying accessories are brand new projects, both made this week :)
Front and side view of the Bustle Era Hat. Pattern is from Lynn McMasters. Embellishments are mine :) This was my second hat project worked with double millinery buckram. I love making hats but I must admit it isn´t easy. Some force is needed. I stabbed my thumb with a curved needle for example. Something that wouldn´t happen while embroidering...
Back and other side view of the hat. It is supposed to be anchored with a hatpin into the high bum.
Top of the hat. I love the outcome <3
Matching reticule I made. The dimensions I took from the book Fashions of the Gilded Age Vol.2 by Frances Grimble. Embellishments are mine again. Reticule is lined with mint satin.
Accessories next to each other. You cannot have too many hats or reticules! ;)
Thank you for viewing and see you soon!