Friday, 29 June 2018

Regency Mameluke Sleeve Dress w/ Jumper

Patterns: None. Self drafted.
Fabric: 100% cotton voile, white. 100% polyester faux silk, emerald green.

Chest: 39"
Waist: 34"
Hem: 38" from underbust

Simplicity 8579 Panniers or Pocket Hoops

Pattern: Simplicity 8579, panniers.
Fabric: Cotton broadcloth.
Boning: Size 8 round reed.

I made the pattern size 16, designated for a 30" waist and 40" hip.

Simplicity 8579 panniers- with tulle addition

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.

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.