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Did I hear 1850s basque bodice?

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:29 pm
by danceforjoy
Hello Heather and TV sempstresses/sempsters --

Did I read something about a plan for an 1850s basque bodice? I'm so intrigued... I'm starting to think about something from this period and would really like something a little more interesting than the usual point-in-the-front, point-in-the-back number. Are there hints as to how this might look -- and when it might come about? Will it have pleats or ruffles, or simply a long back? I love the pleated/frilled bodice backs found in later decades - TV416, the 1875 Ballgown Basque Bodice, comes readily to mind - and the design/embellishment opportunities they offer. Any general idea of when such a marvel might be available to the purchasing public, or how a foolish soul might make an effort at construction of an 1850s basque bodice?

Thanks so much!

Deborah, finished with nursing school prereq's FINALLY and in a sewin' mood

Re: Did I hear 1850s basque bodice?

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:46 pm
by Heather
Yes, I did start drafting an 1850's style jacket bodice. I have had a few setbacks, and need to start over for the second time. I will hopefully have it ready in the fall of this year. It is pretty much based on this pic, but not so piratey.
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I was also working on a skirt to go with it, a four flounced skirt. But before I got a copy of it to do a trial run, the dog ate half of it. :bang: So I have to draw this one over too. I hope I can remember what my plan was. I originally wanted this all out for costume college, but I can't seem to get anything done on time anymore.

Re: Did I hear 1850s basque bodice?

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:35 am
by mgbetz
Any update on this project? Hoping by the end of the year :)

Thanks,

Gwen in L.A.

Re: Did I hear 1850s basque bodice?

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:07 pm
by Heather
I unburied my desk and drafting table so I can see the pattern again? Will start working on it again soon. Sometime this fall or winter is very doable.

Re: Did I hear 1850s basque bodice?

Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:23 pm
by mgbetz
Excellent!

By that time I should have completed the 3 patterns I bought at Costume College. NOT diffcult to sew, I'm just slow on selecting fabrics :)

Re: Did I hear 1850s basque bodice?

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:47 pm
by Jessie Rose
Here's an off topic reply. Those horizontal liney thingies in your picture that make the bodice look piratey - is there a name for those?

Re: Did I hear 1850s basque bodice?

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:34 pm
by Heather
I am pretty sure that is just braid sewn on in a military style pattern. So I believe the term would be "military braid." But I think the sleeves make it look pirate, more than the braid. So I will have different sleeves for sure.

Re: Did I hear 1850s basque bodice?

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:47 pm
by Frank815
Is it possible to make a sleeve supplement that includes the sleeve in question? I like the sleeves in the pic, and would like to try them on a couple of things in the future. :)