1890's evening gown

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DuchessArgylle
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1890's evening gown

Postby DuchessArgylle » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:14 pm

An evening gown that I made earlier this year for a Gilbert and Sullivan event I went to. While everything went together well, I learned (the hard way) that it is not a good idea to fit the bodice like a glove before the lining and boning are added. Due to me leaving everything to the last minute (again, when will I learn?! :bang: ) I didn't try it on again until the night of the event and found out that I could not close the buttons with the corset I had on. Thankfully I had packed a smaller corset and so through the power of boning, lacing and muscles, I got that dress buttoned up. :D

I used TV297 and TV490 with the Chrysanthemum sleeve option.
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Miss Cindy
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Re: 1890's evening gown

Postby Miss Cindy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:30 pm

You are beautiful! As is your gown! :)
You're not the only one who makes that mistake of shrinking bodices. :oops: I am in good company, yea!
and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Cor 3:17b
David H Smith
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Re: 1890's evening gown

Postby David H Smith » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:05 am

Very nice, getting hard to find G&S events these days, let alone people who are prepared to costume up to go to them! Well done.
Helena
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Re: 1890's evening gown

Postby Helena » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:59 pm

You are lovely! I love the little bow of velvet ribbon I think it is :)
DuchessArgylle
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Re: 1890's evening gown

Postby DuchessArgylle » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:38 pm

Yes, it's a bow of black velvet ribbon with a pendant I found at Michaels and sewed into the centre. I rather like it too. :)

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