Well, I am on my way to completing my first personal sewing challenge, so here are the finished pictures, along with several construction pictures, of the gown. I am not happy with the final pictures..the tones is very off, so I may retake them and repost at another time. But I still wanted to share what I have completed so far!
Here are the two fabrics I choose: one for the petticoat and one for the over dress.
I created a shorter petticoat and placed it over panniers. I also added extra padding on the bum area.
Then I cut out the bodice pieces for the over dress, added in boning to the lining, and stitched it all together.
I added shorter elbow length sleeves, the over-skirt, and two lengths of cording on the inside to create the puffs.
Here are the finished pictures…again, I do not like the color tone….oh well! 🙂
The dress form bust area is too large for the final measurements, so that is why the hook and eyes have a slight pull.
I also decided to participate in the Historical Sew Monthly challenge and will be beginning January’s challenge this weekend! Stay tuned for future posts!
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your weekend. It is snowing like crazy where I am, so a cup of coffee is in order and a good magazine to read while I snuggle on the couch!