December 29th, 2011

Sketches and Swatches

Since I promised them awhile ago, here are the sketches and swatches for the 1869 Candy Early Bustle Gown. The textured pink striped fabric was the original inspiration, since I found it at the Cos Col Fabric District tour for (I think) $1/yd. The rest of the fabric comes from Hancocks, and I believe I found the lace at the GBACG Costumer's Bazaar.

The sketches:

And the swatches:
The white on white striped linen is for the under-part of the bodice and sleeves, as well as the skirt. The pink and white striped seersucker is the "apron" part, as well as the middle ruffle on the skirt. The pink striped fabric is for the other two ruffles. The pink plaid is for the bow/belt, the edges of the sleeves, and the strips that hang down to pull up the overskirt. I'm still debating at this point whether I will also use the plaid for the trim along the bottom of the overskirt, or if I will somehow be able to work the fairytale toile in there. The daisy-lace trim will go along the neckline and cap-sleeves of the apron bodice and the back "yoke," as well as at the neck of the under blouse. The pink and white lace will go at the edge of the sleeves. And the pearl-ish heart buttons go all the way up the front. And the ribbon rosettes will probably find their way onto the hat