My first finished project.

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ggmcrose
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My first finished project.

Postby ggmcrose » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:53 am

Hi! Here is my first finished project, my chemise. I drafted the pattern from The Edwardian Modist by Frances Grimble. For those purists, (if I'm spelling that right) I know that this isn't victorian, but it suits me. Enjoy!

<a href="http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=3590"><img src="http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3591" alt="P1010009"></a>

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Postby Ruthie » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:47 am

That is beautiful! It looks so comfy too. You did an amazing job, it fits you perfectly, I especially like how the seams on your back look.
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Postby Lydia » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:06 am

i own that book to and love this combination with petticoat!
i would love to make this one!
i looks loverly on you.
Put even the pleanest of woman into a beautiful dress and unconsciously she try's to live up to it!
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Postby ggmcrose » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:36 am

Thanks everybody! :D

I did many alterations out of fear of not drafting it corectly but one alteration I did keep, I drew a straight line from the peak of the arm eye to the peak of the hip on the side seam. Durring cutting I added another half inch to the sides of all the panels thinking the pattern peices looked to small for me. Besided that one alteration, I had to cut off all the extra fabric off. I was really pleased knowing that in the future that the other patterns are accurate and that I can trust their directions. It was kind of a relief knowing I didn't waste money on all the books. (I bought two different ones by frances) All the seeams are flat felled, which wasn't really that hard. My mom is next on the "hit list". She's already shopping for some silk for me to make her chemise with. She isn't into Victorian sewing and gowns like I am, but after she seen this she seemed really excited. After I get our chemise done, I'll be working on our corsets. Hopefully we'll be able to get these done int time for holloween. Yah, and pigs will fly!! :lol:
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Postby beta pleated sheet » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:47 pm

Very pretty! I just checked that book out from the library a few days ago...seeing this makes me want to shuffle around my sewing to do list, but, alas, I've got deadlines to meet!
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Postby ggmcrose » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:26 pm

Oh cool! I never thought of looking at my local library. :roll: I probably could have saved some money. When you do get down to using the book though, you can photocopy the "rulers" in the back so you can draft. I cut mine out and taped them on some el cheepy wooden rulers. I couldn't find a french curve like the one they show in the pictures so I had to hand draw the curves. It was a little nerve wracking. :shock:
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