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1890's evening gown

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:14 pm
by DuchessArgylle
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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Re: 1890's evening gown

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:30 pm
by Miss Cindy
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!

Re: 1890's evening gown

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:05 am
by David H Smith
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.

Re: 1890's evening gown

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:59 pm
by Helena
You are lovely! I love the little bow of velvet ribbon I think it is :)

Re: 1890's evening gown

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:38 pm
by DuchessArgylle
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. :)