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Double Period Project: Final Pictures

Here are my final pictures of my entry.  I went to a local museum and they were kind enough to let me take pictures all over the place including several roped off areas. 


Here are a few detail shots, including the only shot I got of the dust ruffle.


I used a modified TV Fantail for the underskirt and draped the overskirt.  The bodice was also a modified TV pattern.  I had originally wanted to make the bodice with the high neck and collars like men's coats and vests, but then I found this painting
and I like the idea of a more "evening" style dress.  I would like someday to add lace cuffs etc., but not right now. 
Nothing special about the underwear.  I was able to make a slip and tournure out of scraps of last years new undies.  I do wish I had entered the corset part of this contest.  Ithought I had a perfectly good victorian corset so I couldn't justify making a new one, but after using it I noticed several seams are just about done for and the busk is rubbing through....time to canabalize the parts for a new one :-)
Well that's all, I can't wait to see everyone else's entries!!!  WIth two popular eras I hope there will be more than last year!


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Feb. 7th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! I love your dress :) I entered my stays today. It feels funny to enter something like this - I keep looking for people's diaries - not to compare, but to drool over. Its certainly good to have something to work towards - I'm hopeless at finishing off diaries or even documenting my work.
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! I am so glad you entered too. I love these kind of projects because it forces me to focus :-) I tend to get distracted easily by other pretty projects. I can't wait to see everyone's entries...I hope there are lots so YWU will keep doing these!!
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
By the way, did you add a reddish ribbon to the bottom of your ruffles? I love the effect. Pity its not a bustle year for me - I made a few last year but this year I'm staying 18th century and 1850/1860s. Wish I had more organisational skills and time!
Feb. 7th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
yes I added the ribbons to the edges, it actually went on quickly. I loved how it turned out I think I will be doing something similar some time.
Feb. 21st, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Did you use machine embroidery for the front panels of your bodice or was that part of the fabric? It turned out lovely.
Feb. 24th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
Yes,I used an embroidery machine. I have a small Viking embroidery machine. Someday I want to upgrade to a larger one, I have somuch fun using it!
Feb. 24th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Wow - really stunning! Bravo!! :>
Feb. 25th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I have been following your "Peacock" dres for awhile. Just Stunning I can't wait to see it all come together!
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