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Next Project!

My house projects are temporarily on hold, because I can't find the paint for the cabinets. Also, I got a signed contract for a commission, so I have to be working on that. 

Naturally, though, all I really want to work on right now is my CoCo gala dress, because I figured out my design! I'm really excited about it. I'm going to do a natural form 1879 dress based off a fashion plate I've been eyeing for a while. I'm fairly certain I'm going to make it a princess dress, since that's what I originally thought the plate was, though [personal profile] sewtimely noticed there is actually a waist seam. In between the commission work, I'm going to play around with some patterning, and see what I like better. I have to find some long pieces I can use for mockup fabric, but I already have the green/pink satin/taffeta stripe, and the pink taffeta, both of which I bought in September at Luxury Fabrics in LA. I'm hoping to find some nice wide lace online, and I'm also trying to figure out what I might have to do for the understructure. 

Anyway, here is my version and the original plate:


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Bronwyn Parry
Apr. 20th, 2019 10:11 pm (UTC)
Waist seam/dart
We have three natural form dresses in our local folk museum, and what looks like a waist seam is actually a horizontal dart. The dresses are princess-line, with two long vertical darts on each side of the front and back, and the horizontal dart for about 5inches at each side of the waist.
Apr. 22nd, 2019 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Waist seam/dart
Hmm, that's so interesting! I wish I could see a princess dress in person - I'm sure it would help!
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