Wednesday, 24 February 2016

1830s Day Dress - Blue & White Plaid

Patterns: Truly Victorian #455 "Romantic Era Dress"
Fabrics: Polyester woven (not 'printed'. Same on both sides).
              100% cotton for lining and petticoat. Medium weight but incredibly high thread count - acts very "crispy" and stiff. (wish I could get more of this stuff, it's perfect for petticoats).
Available on Etsy HERE
Available on Ebay HERE
Chest - 40"
Waist - 33"
Hip - Free
Hem - 40" at front, 42" at back.
Hem circumference - 130"
Petticoat hem - 38"

Saturday, 20 February 2016

1795-1803 Morning Dress in Sari Silk - Cassidy Percoco

Patterns: "1795-1803 Morning Dress" from RegencyWomen's Dress: Techniques and Patterns 1800-1830, by Cassidy Percoco, pg. 34-37.
Fabrics: 100% Silk, print, with jacquard weave. 100% linen for lining, light weight, grayish-tan color.
Available on Etsy HERE
Available on ebay HERE
Measurements: *I added a 1/2" seam allowance to the pattern pieces, though I'm not certain if I was meant to do so; wasn't mentioned in the book. I figured best to lean on the side of caution.
Under-bust - 30"
Bust - Variable, due to nature of loose front. 35" shown in these photos; kind of big.
Back width (actual piece) - 6.5"
Back width (arm sockets) - 12"
Hem, front (from underbust) - 40"
Hem,, back (from waist seam) - 43"
Back length (neck to waist seam) - 9"
Bicep - 12"
Forearm - 10.5"

*Sorry for the HUGE image below, but I really wanted to detail to show on this one =) Also, the sleeves are stuffed with pieces of netting to give shape, but it also makes the form look like she's about break out dancing, LOL

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

1881 Day Dress with Train - Rose Pink & Black

Patterns: Truly Victorian #420 Cuirass Bodice.
                 Truly Victorian #225 "Fantail Skirt" & Truly Victorian #324 for the apron front portion.
Fabrics: 100% Cotton print, medium weight for outer fabric.
               100% rayon silky, black, for bodice lining.
               100% cotton sheeting, white, medium/heavy weight for skirt facings.
Available on Etsy HERE
Available on ebay HERE
*If you don't like using Etsy or Ebay 
for some reason, I also sell all my dresses
direct via paypal.
Chest - 36"
Waist - 27"
Hip - <42"
Hem - 39" at front
Back width - 14.5"

Sunday, 7 February 2016

1893 Three-Piece Suit - Shetland Flannel

Patterns: A complete hodgepodge of at least four different patterns, coupled with so many alterations that it's basically meaningless. It's a self draft at this point.
Fabric: Shetland Flannel, 100% Cotton. The weave an even mix of rust orange and cream, which comes out to this peachy hue. The lining on the jacket and vest is cream poly/rayon. The lining on the skirt is green and blue poly/rayon (you can't see it, lol)
**This was a custom order and is already
on its way to its lovely owner =D 
36" Chest
29" Waist
38" Hem

And after final changes (there were further alterations to the above sketch).
The client was looking for a slight mix of eras; the wider A line skirt of the 1890s, but without the large sleeves or shoulder puffs.