my 1870s silk dinner gown

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my 1870s silk dinner gown

Postby ashariel » Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:04 pm


The gown is made of antique cream duchess silk satin. I used TV202 (Grand Parlor Skirt) and TV405 (Vest Basque). The skirt is flatlined with a tea stained broadcloth, and the bodice is interlined with a soft cotton drill and lined with the same broadcloth.

Some more photos of the gown:

View from the front

Another view from the side

Pics that my photographer took

I would have made an overskirt/apron, but 1/I was running out of time, and 2/I was shooting for an earlier look, which didn't always have an overskirt. Or at least that's what I've told myself. :P

Underneath is TV108 (Grand Bustle, with an additional ruffle sewn around the bottom edge), two TV170 petticoats, LM Silverado corset and drawers, and a chemise based on Elizabeth Stewart Clark's instructions. Here's a pic of the underpinnings.
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Postby Greeneyed Gypsy » Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:07 am

Your dress is simply lovely and I like it without an overskirt!! You did a superb job with it! I can't wait to digital camers is cursed!! Ive been fighting with it for two weeks now!!
Congrats!! :D
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Postby victorian Carmen » Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:19 am

oh, wow, you look just wonderful, congratulations on your wedding.
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Postby Luinwen » Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:47 am

Oh, I like that dress. Also dreaming of marring in a victorian dress (but so fare no chance to do so...). Congrats to your wedding and congrats to the wonderful dress. I am working on a Veste Basque on my on and I am nearly finished.
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Postby Corinthia » Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:50 am

Oh my, the fit of your bodice is breath-taking! A job well done, lady! :D
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Postby diana » Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:55 am

Your dress turned out so lovely! Congratulations on your wedding!

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Postby isara » Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:52 pm

BEAUTIFUL! and congratulations!!

You look radiant!
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Postby Miss Elisabeth » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:55 am

Yes Congrats on wedding AND DRESS!!!! :D :) :wink: :!:


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