sunnuntai 1. tammikuuta 2017

1880's formal / court presentation gown

In 2015 I had less than a week to make a gown for the Saturday night gala, so it had to be something simple, fast and straight forward. I decided to make a Victorian court presentation gown after one of Worth's gowns. Truly Victorian had just come up with a perfect skirt pattern that I was happy to use to save time on guess work. I only lengthened the train a little. The bodice pattern is my own.

It's made of duchess silk satin. The skirt and train are faced and the bodice lined with glazed cotton. The trim is silk tulle that was originally soft but was starched stiff, pleated and sequinned. It's worn over a lobster style bustle and two petticoats.

I found Kat's research for presentation accessories very helpful.

The inspiration

11 kommenttia:

  1. Absolutely stunning, such great workmanship. I love the 'running across the lawn' photo!

  2. You did such a lovely job on this court presentation gown! I love the color you chose to render it in as well! Le Sigh...court presentation gowns are so fun and lovely aren't they!

  3. thank you for sharing 1880s formal court presentation gown online collection in India.

  4. Love love love! So gorgeous.

    I was wondering: I know you work off of a lot of original diagrams (like Janet Arnold, Corsets and Crinolines)....can you give me an idea of how you go about fitting a pattern to you without changing the proportions? Particularly on corsets.

  5. thank you for sharing gowns online for women clothing online shopping. All these details are helpful.

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  7. Your dress is MUCH better than the original!

  8. The gown looks awesome and you look stunning in it. I love the shade of the gown. Lovely sharing.

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