Sewings and Goings; Love of History, Historic and Vintage Fashion

Sewings and Goings; Love of History, Historic and Vintage Fashion

Friday, December 3, 2010

My very newest and 1st sewn 1860's ballgown

Well, I decided I need to make a ballgown.. and it was my first I made!
I'm excited how the results turned out! I went along making this from a couple of original designs- the trim work I made similar to them! I took the Simplicity pattern of the ballgown and I completely did it to what I had in mine's

So these are some pics from when it was still in the process and worn at the Tillie Pierce Bed and Breakfast and at the Eisenhower Ball! Oh the girl in the photo is my friend, Michelle, and the man in the other photo is my best friend Ej :)

First 1860's Day dress - finished - and worn at Gettysburg (Remembrance Day)

So I finished my first 1860's day dress- it was taken off the Simplicity Pattern and well it still needs tweaking done to it in order for it not to drag on the ground and needs fixed on the pleated waist- and don't ever doubt a Mother who's been sewing for the majority of her life!

*When it comes to pleating - stick with their advice, and even a pattern to... and don't pleat around the WHOLE waist if it's not going to work!

Here's some photos of what it looks like - and worn at Gettysburg for Remembrance Day this year! I'll post pictures of Gettysburg later and of my new (and my FIRST) ballgown I made in 2 weeks!