Modified 1840's Day dress

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Miss Cindy
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Modified 1840's Day dress

Postby Miss Cindy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:47 pm

I had hoped to keep this dress in my inventory, but alas, as I worked on it, it got smaller and smaller, so I am selling it. Pictures are at the ebay link.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221150111163?ss ... 1555.l2649
I did use Heather's pattern.
I moved the opening to the front, since I don't have anyone to help me close it in the back. It is made of silk taffeta in pink and orange with purple and white and then trimmed with green. I tried to make the sleeves like the one dress at the Met, that I absolutely love.
This one.
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/se ... es&pos=121
I did sew the skirt to the bodice, but only on the back half of the dress. The skirt has a complete waistband and closes with a hook and eye.
I hope that I have learned from this dress, so the next one is not so difficult to assemble. :oops: :D
Thank you, Heather!
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Re: Modified 1840's Day dress

Postby Miss Cindy » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:32 am

It did not sell the first time, so I relist-ed it, after I added a ruffle to the bottom. :)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221154617575?ss ... 1555.l2649
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Re: Modified 1840's Day dress

Postby Amused » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:50 am

You did a really lovely job on the dress. I did want to pipe up to say that as far as I've seen I don't believe that the 1840's typically had a ruffle round the bottom of the skirt, however, I'm no expert on the 1840's.
If you still can't get any nibbles from buyers you might consider removing the braid which might make it easier for color co-ordination and matching for the future owner.
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Re: Modified 1840's Day dress

Postby Miss Cindy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:17 pm

Amused, thank you!
I know that ruffles were not typical, but I did check on some of the dresses at the Metropolitan and I found a few that had different types of ruffles. Most were no where near as full as the one I made, but hey, it is 2012. :) Or at least that is my excuse. Ha, ha!
Thank you for the suggestion! I may have to consider it...later. Working on other stuff right now. :lol:
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