My first (complete) bustle dress

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My first (complete) bustle dress

Postby Karolina » Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:50 am

I actually was just about to finish my brown/plum bustle dress when I got the impulse to make a summer dress instead - which really makes this my first finished bustle dress. Finally!

So here I'd like to share with you my summer dress made of 100% offwhite/beige(greenish) cotton - trimmed with satin ribbons and lace. Parasol and hat trimmed/covered in same fabric as dress...
Used patterns:
TV460 Cuirass Bodice
TV362 Wash Overskirt
TV261 Four-Gore Underskirt

I'm afraid that some of the photos are a bit blurry but I hope to fix that until next dress :wink:
And please ignore the wrinkles on the skirt (the indoor pictures) - car driving made those... :roll:

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Me and my sister Anneli at Steninge Castle, Stockholm (Castle not showing obviously :wink: )
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Postby Merja » Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:56 am

Oh, Karolina! I saw those yesterday, and I´ve beed admiring the pictures ever since! You look gorgeous!

Did you make the hat and cover the parasol by yourself, or did someone else make them for you? Are the boots in the underwear pictures the ones you got from Lorians? They look very good indeed.

You and Anneli must have been a stunning sight wondering around in that beautiful castle garden.
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Postby Karolina » Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:35 am

Thank you very much Merja! I had your black & white striped dress in mind when I made this one because I simply adore yours!

I recovered one of the parasols that I bought on Ebay (the $12 ones) myself and it's very easy. I used the original parasol's cover pieces and cut out new ones. I've done two parasols like this now and know that when you sew that peices together - it will look to big. You need to "try it on" and propably take the seam allowence in more than you thought. It takes a bit of fiddeling but it's quite easy...
And if you increase the seam allowence the last 3-4" (from the edges) with about 1" it'll look more bell shaped. I hope it makes sence to you?

I changed the trimming on the white hat I got from Christine Hall and made new bows from the dress fabric - that too was easy!
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Postby Karolina » Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:36 am

And yes, the boots are from Lorian's. I like them too :D
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Postby victorian Carmen » Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:07 am

Lovely, just lovely, great job.. congratulations.
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Postby Lioness » Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:30 am

FANTASTIC! :D What a gorgeous outfit. You look just wonderful. Excellent job. Can't wait to see more.
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Postby ginnymorgan » Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:38 am

WOW! You both look fabulous. What a great job you did. I wanna know about the hats....tell more....Tonya
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Postby Lauren » Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:05 am

WOW! I absolutely love it!
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Postby ashamanja babu » Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:05 am

Oh! Lovely dresses on both of you! I really like the subtle check pattern on your fabric.
Thnaks for sharing!
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Postby diana » Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:39 am

Oh, just wonderful! And I see you added ruching to the bottom hemline. All the more authentic!
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Postby AspiringCostumer » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:00 am

Karolina, that's so pretty! I love the trim along the bottom. The ribbon and lace on the sleeves is such a nice touch. And it looks perfect on you.
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My First (complete) bustle dress

Postby drusillamonte » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:02 am

Wow, you did great, love the ensemble. :) And you and your sister look so neat together. I made my sister a dress, but she only wore it two times. :cry: She is just not into it like I am.

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Postby Amanda125 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:08 am

:shock: That is such a beautiful dress! Great job! :D
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Postby Barbara » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:15 am

Oh my :) how beautiful you both look. You did a wonderful job on your creation. I am in awe. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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Ooh!

Postby katharine » Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:53 pm

Ooooh! Karolina, your dress is lovely, and so is your sister's. You both look beautiful! :D
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Postby EnglaLouise » Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:01 am

I adore your dress, Karolina! It is simply lovely, so neetly made. I was stunned by your appearence when meeting with you and Anneli at Steninge Castle. Thank you for a lovely day! Send my best regards to Anneli as well.

I was very pleased to read your explanation of how to change the parasol cover. I'm ordering several parasols of that kind right now, and no longer have to ask you for the description again myself. Thanks!
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Postby Karolina » Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:54 am

I was thrilled to meet you too EnglaLouise! Both of us were! Can't wait to see your completed dress soon and meet you again :D

Tonya - I'll try to get a better shot of the hat and tell you more then! And Anneli's too for that matter.
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Postby ginnymorgan » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:55 am

Mange Tak....I am not sure about the spelling :D ....many thanks...

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Postby Lizzie Marie » Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:29 pm

Very beautiful dresses.....
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Postby Yankee Rose » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:48 am

So beautiful,I love the ruching on bottom!

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