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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.
theladyrebecca
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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