My two gowns from TV 410

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My two gowns from TV 410

Postby Val » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:24 pm

I actually have a third one cut out but it won't be done for awhile.
I made the first one to wear to the Banning House Picnic I attended last month with the Los Angeles costume guild, CGW. It was made from a green striped cotton, with white eyelet trim and a yellow ribbon running thru the beading. I attached a large yellow bow to the back of the peplum. ... temId=3797 ... temId=3799
The second version was a purple and black floral polyester worn over a solid black silk dupioni skirt. I trimmed it with a pleated ribbon made from some black silk taffeta I had, and put it along the neckline, down the front, and around the hem, and around the sleeve cuff. Then I added another velvet ribbon trim below it with small black glass beads. I made three large bows of more black silk taffeta to put on the back of the peplum, and on both sides of the polonaise. I wore it to our San Diego Costume Guild's "A Haunting We Will Go" in Old Town SD, where we all worn mourning clothing. We visited the museums, and the cemetary, and helped in the Dia de los Muertos celebration. ... temId=3801 ... temId=3805
I really love this pattern, and I can't wait to finish the third one, a white w/ black polka dot cotton, that will have black bows.
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Postby Miss Cindy » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:32 pm

They are lovely. I like the color of both of them. And they look great on you. :)
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Postby Danibelle » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:19 pm

I have had plans to do a green/white seersucker Early Bustle outfit forever. If I'd bought the fabric when I saw it last time I was in California, I'd have one by now. How funny that you'd made one! It looks great and I love the spashes of yellow.
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Postby Val » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:25 pm

Thank you Cindy.
Thank you Dani. It was hard to find a trim color that would go with the green stripe. It was kind of a celery green, and I couldn't find any green ribbons that looked good with it, so I chose yellow in it's color "zone".
I hope you get a chance to make yours.
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Postby Cathi H » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:14 am

I like your dresses.
You look so great in the 1873 Green stripped polonaise & the1880s bustle gown.
Congratulations Val!!

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