tiistai 26. heinäkuuta 2016

Edwardian evening gown

It's made of duchess silk satin. Bodice is lined with cotton and covered with cotton bobbinet. All bodice seams are boned. Skirt is faced with silk satin and it has two cotton bobbinnet over layers. White tulle layer is covered with c. 7000 silver sequins, individually attached. Black tulle has a Greek key appliqué that I cut out of silk velvet and hand stitched in place. Rows of silver and gunmetal sequins border the tulle layers. I also added paper flowers as a decoration.

Straight seams are machine sewn, the rest is hand sewn. Skirt pattern is based on the 1901-1902 reception gown in Patterns of Fashion. Bodice is patterned by myself.

It's worn over a corset that I made from an Atelier Sylphe pattern that was drawn after an original Edwardian corset. Truly a great pattern. I'm also wearing one cotton petticoat.

Testing an S-curve pose.

Stitching the velvet appliqué.

Sequin project.

I used the same technique than in this original Edwardian dress.