Sunday, May 20, 2012

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V141: 1865 Gown Remodel DONE!


Once upon a time I made a mid-Victorian gown that didn't really fit.

So I started to remodel it, and got some of the way along, but then stopped.

(How many of you know this story?)

Well, I've finally...finally...finished it.  The Kit Carson Rendezvous is coming up the second weekend of June, here in Northern Nevada, and I thought it was high time I get this refashioned bodice done.  All it needed was a different collar, and finished cuffs.


Luckily I'd found a lacy collar at Sacramento Antiques awhile go.  These are pretty common at antique fairs and stores, and add a great bit of vintage flavor to your costumes.


I pleated the ribbon around the cuffs by hand, and now I'm already thinking it needs more frou-frou, like the inspiration dress from "Costume in Detail."  ... but that is for another day!  For now, it's done, it's wearable, I'm happy. :-)



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15 comments:

  1. I'm in love with this dress--my favorite things are plaid and pleating! You definitely did justice to the inspiration :)

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  2. Kit Carson Rendezvous! What fun! The dress came together beautifully, and I can't wait to see the photos of it in action.

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    1. I will be sure to get some and post them here :-)

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  3. It's gorgeous! And now you need to come up with a mid 19th century ladies walking shoe to go with it!

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  4. I love it! My next goal is to tackle a plaid! And ditto on the mid 19th century walking shoe!

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  5. Beautiful! I love the plaid! And the brown trim and lace collar? So cute! And pleaseeeeeee do an 19th C shoe!

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  6. I know exactly what you are talking about. I am doing the same thing with a dress right now. your dress turned out really pretty. I love the plaid.

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    1. Thank you. You'll make it through yours. Remodels can be a pain, but there's that lovely feeling of "fixing" things that comes along with it

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