Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Stripe Dress - decoration and done!

All the pink edging on the over dress and the bows had to come from the same fabric as the underskirt otherwise  the colors would never have matched, not even close.

So using some of my excess yardage I cut strips of the pink stripe out and then carefully pressed the white edges under.


It was a little bulky to work with but I made it work and luckily didn't have to edge all that much. 

The bows are false because if I had tied them like normal the white back would have shown through. 

The tassels came from the depths of my stash ;)



And voila! It's all done, well in advance of the picnic which isn't till the end of the month :)

12 comments:

  1. eee! I greatly look forward to seeing this in action. It is such a confection!

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    1. Thanks! I love making confections :)

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  2. What a gorgeous dress! I love this!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am really happy with how closely it matches the fashion plate

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  3. Lovely! I can't wait to see a picture of you in it.

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    1. Thanks :) I promise to post pictures as soon after the even as possible

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  4. Lovely. I especially like the way you've used the spare pink stripes for the trim. Looking forward to seeing some pictures from the picnic.

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    1. Because the fabric is a little strange, the color pink is also a shade outside of normal and I knew it would be difficult to match so it seemed like my only option.

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  5. C, the orig inspiration fashion plate looks to be 1870ish yes? Still with the eliptical hoop at this point? Elip w/Bustle pillow to get the full fluffy effect yes? I have used a "frankensteined" hoop scenario to get this look and it works for the most part. Very pretty and feminine~ perfect for a summer picnic!

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    1. Yes the fashion plate is still very early in the first bustle era and definitly could have used an elliptical hoop with some sort of pillow or pad for extra ompfh. I had a good "Frankensteined" hoop for just this era from "The Cupcake Dress" but that hoop was again repurposed and no longer available so i have to look at other options, that and i really wanted to try making a lobster tail bustle. I think the lobster tail with one or two of my more substantial petticoats could do the trick, or atleast that is my hope :)

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