So I have been debating the idea of taking one of my many patterns I have created and obtaining a copyright. It has always been a dream of mine to one day become self sufficient through the selling of my gowns and patterns: this being one of the first steps towards that goal. I have decided to start with a 1850’s style gown, as there are not as many of these in patterns as there are for the 1860’s styles. I have had good luck with these decade in the past and an excited to begin this long process.
I am currently making the dress as I painstakingly recording each detail…which is difficult at times, since I am trying to be as specific as possible but several steps are just confusing.
Here are a few pictures of the gown based on the pattern I have created:
The main features of this bodice are a pleats that start at the neckline and are all gathered into a point at the bottom. The back of the gown also features gathers.
Have a great weekend!