lauantai 6. lokakuuta 2012

1880's hat and gloves

This summer I finally made the missing accessories to complete my 1887 style late bustle dress. The gloves are hand stitched from leather. I used my previous glove pattern with small adjustments to make them fit even better and lengthened them to cover all skin and reach under the 3/4 length sleeves. The hat was made using the adorable Truly Victorian TV551 pattern. It's a buckram frame hat covered with silk taffeta and decorated with feathers. I wanted it to look like a lady had walked in to a boutique and chosen a hat that she liked and paired it with a dress she already had, so I didn't want to use the scraps from the dress to make it. I think the brown silk goes nicely with the dress but doesn't look too carefully matched. More like regular clothing.



And with this I was finally able to have the 1887 dress from last year officially finished.




















Construction pictures:

The gloves were just stab stitched from the inside.


The hat frame and wired brim.


The hat pattern is unaltered, but I constructed the hat using techniques closer to those in Lynn McMasters's patterns. 

26 kommenttia:

  1. I love your costumes! You are truly talented! I want to be able to wear things like this one day! I am planning to learn to sew after I finish university this year, but I will be nowhere near that skilled!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you!

      And good luck for your future sewing projects! I'm sure you are going to do great and skills are going to build up every year and soon you are going to be able to sew everything imaginable.

      Poista
  2. Lovely and stunning, as usual! I especially like the black and white of your dress contrasted with the yellow autumn leaves.

    Also, I love that you made your own gloves! That's the secret to having fantastic gloves, I think, but making them can be super tricky. Thanks for showing us the inside.

    Best,
    Quinn

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    1. Thank you! I love this time of year.

      It's so hard to find good leather gloves and when you do, they cost a fortune. This way they don't cost much and, stab stitched, they are even quick to make.

      Poista
  3. perfect+++its look really fantastic and i love the fabric and ecspecially the hat ;-)

    VastaaPoista
  4. I'm absolutely smitten by your idea of doing the hat a little different in colour/style to give the impression that it wasn't purchased together. Imagining a lady on a shopping spree, adoring a hat in a shop window and finally deciding to buy it to match her favourite dress...
    With this story in mind I have to add that it looks perfectly together!!!

    I have to echo everyone's applause on this beautiful ensemble...and the gloves are amazing!!!

    Sabine

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  5. Wonderful photographs of a truly amazing outfit. Many thanks for sharing.

    VastaaPoista
  6. Your tailoring and attention to details are always just perfect. A true artist.

    VastaaPoista
  7. Gorgeous work as usual! And I love the fact that you didn't make the hat match. It looks so right!

    VastaaPoista
  8. Wow! You are very pretty girl in this dress.
    I just found your blog via Muzealne Mody blog I'm deligted!!!
    Bye <3

    VastaaPoista
  9. You did your gloves... I thought you were just amazing, I mistake, you are excrutiantingly amazing to me.

    Ps: Forget my poor english, I'm french.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you very much!

      And don't wory about your English, I'm a Finn, so I make mistakes all the time myself. :)

      Poista
  10. Uuu, mikä hienosto leidi! :) nämä sinun tekemät on kaikki niin ihania ja oikean näkösiä vielä kaiken lisäksi! Oon seuraillu tätä sun blogia ja ajatellu monesti että onko ihmiset vähän katellu ja sanonu jotain tuosta sinun asustuksesta? Olis joskus kiva joskus aikanaan tehä ittele semmonen 1820 Dandy henkinen puku. mitäs sanosit taidottomalle että mistä kannattee alkaa harjottelleen? :D

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Kiitos ja kumarrus! Kyllähän ihmiset aika paljon katselee perään ja kaivelee kännykkäkameroita esiin kun kuljeskelee ihmisten ilmoilla tuon näköisenä. Ja aina joku kysyy olenko menossa morsiamena häihin, mikä on ehkä vähän yllättävää kun harva mekoistani näyttää kuitenkaan häämekkomaiselta.

      Dandyasut on ihan parhaita! Insipiraatiota ja vinkkejä löytyy varmasti blogeista http://drunktailor.livejournal.com/ , http://drunktailor.blogspot.fi/ ja http://dandytailor.livejournal.com/

      The Cut of Men's Clothes voisi olla myös opettavaista luettavaa.

      Poista
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