Sunday, 17 June 2018

1886 Purple & Black Jacquard Day Dress

Patterns: Truly Victorian #460 Cuirass Bodice (with alterations). Truly Victorian #365 August Overskirt.
Fabrics: Black satin and purple cotton jacquard. Black satin lining.

Measurements:
Chest: 38"
Waist: 29"
Hip: <42"
Neck: 15" max
Bicep: 14" max
Back Width: 14.5"
Hem: 41" at front.

I kept this one relatively simple, making few alterations to the patterns. I made no changes to the overskirt pattern except to add small fitting darts to the side-front sections, to accommodate for a larger hip. I made similar changes to the bodice, extending the outward curve at he hem for a wider hip and scooping the center front to allow for a bit of a "pouch" in the belly (I think most of the TV bodice patterns require this alterations. They are straight at the center front and too narrow in the hip. I also altered the collar to be offset and close with a button.

















Thursday, 29 March 2018

1780s "Gabriella" Caraco Jacket - Blue Chintz

Pattern: Self Draft Jacket I've finally labeled the "Gabriella". Giving them names is really making it easier to keep my photo files organized, lol.
Fabric: 100% Cotton, dark blue with floral print. 100% silk lining, ice blue. 100% linen, partial lining. Petticoat is 100% cotton, white.

Measurements: *Lacing front allows for a range of fit.
Chest..............40.5 - 42.5"
Waist.............32 - 35.5"
Hip................Free
Hem..............38" front, 41.5" back (to be worn with a bumroll)
Back Width...15" max
Bicep.............14.5" max


Thursday, 22 March 2018

1805 Black Stripe Dress with Silk Bodice

Pattern: Self Drafting
Fabrics: Black cotton with a sateen vertical stripe. 100% silk satin, vintage, with Asian leaf pattern. Dark blue linen for bodice lining.

Measurements: *drawstrings and lacing give this ensemble some range of fit.
Chest: 35-37"
Under-bust (bodice): 32-34"
Back Width: 12.5"-14"
Sleeve Bicep: 14" max



Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Simple Regency Spencer Jacket - Purple Silk

Pattern: Self-draft.
Fabrics: 100% silk, woven, with jacquard stripes. Body is lined in cream cotton print. Sleeves lined in dark gold silk.
Available on Etsy HERE

Measurements: *underbust band has a drawstring channel hidden in it, allowing it to be cinched down smaller.
Bust: 38" max
Underbust: 35" max
Sleeve: 26.5" front top of shoulder. Meant to be worn to the knuckles, scrunched up along arms.
Bicep: 13" max
Forearm: 11" max
Back Width: 13.5" between armhole seams.



Sunday, 18 March 2018

Blue Wool Casaquin Jacket - 1770

Pattern: Started with the 1750 jacket from Norah Waugh, diagram XXX; really just a base, as I thin altered it drastically.
Fabrics: 100% wool, blue with a green tinge; tiny vertical ribs. 100% silk taffeta, yellow gold, with stripe pattern of light green and cream. 100% silk jacket lining, dark gold. Linen buckram for stomacher interfacings.
SOLDAvailable on Etsy HERE


Measurements: *Jacket has a lacing closure, allowing for an ease of fit. 
Chest: 38/39"
Waist: 31/32"
Hip: Free
Hem: 37" at front, 41" at back (tbw with a bumroll).
Sleeve: 19" inside curve.
Bicep: 15" max.
Forearm: 12.5" max.
Wrist: 8" (can be altered by shifting buttons)
Back Width: 13.5", across shoulder blades between armhole seams.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Early Regency Dress - Indian Silk Sari

Patterns: I used a combination of the robe and underdress patterns for the 1795 woman's ensemble in Evolution of Fashion: Pattern and Cut from 1066 - 1930, by Margot Hill and Peter Bucknell. The underdress is sleeveless, but I used the robe sleeves with some alterations.
Available on Etsy HERE

Fabric: 100% silk, lightweight, taken from a vintage Indian sari. Total fabric used was 5.6 yards at 44" wide.

Measurements:
*This dress has drawstring closures at the neckline and waist in both the back and front, making it very accommodating to variations in bust and under-bust sizes. 
Chest: 37-41" (39" shown in the pictures)
Underbust: Practically OS (35" shown in the pictures)
Hem: 43" from under-bust.
Bicep: 13" max
Sleeve length: 14" from top of armhole seam.
Shoulder strap (stationary, ungathered area): 10" from back shoulder seam to beginning of front gathered neckline.
Shoulder strap width: 3"

Friday, 24 November 2017

1860s Bolero Jacket Set - Pink & Brown

Patterns: Truly Victorian #441 - Garibaldi Blouse
           Truly Victorian #440 - Pagoda bodice (sleeves only)
           Truly Victorian #444 - Spanish Jacket (bodice only)

Fabrics: 100% cotton gauze for the blouse and sash, dark brown. The skirt and jacket are 100% cotton calico in a dark pink and brown pattern.

Measurements:
Chest: 44" max
Waist: 35"
Hip: Free
Hem: 43"