Monday, October 4, 2010

Elegance according to brocade and puffed sleeves...

Finally! Actual pictures of one of my sewing projects! ;) Here is the incomplete (but nearly finished) bodice of the Regency gown I am making. What do you think of that amazing brocade fabric? I thought it had a very old-fashioned, elegant, almost Colonial-era touch to it.


The bodice neckline will be  gathered - for now I pinned it flat to the dress form. It was given to me recently by my Nonno (grandfather.) Wasn't that sweet? I am hoping to eventually acquire a full length, adjustable dress form, but this will do for now! - trying to think up a good name for her. Any suggestions? 


The sleeves still need binding and like I mentioned above the neckline needs gathering. (Sorry about the messy strings all over the place.)  Other then THAT  I am very pleased with my work so far. ;) Lord willing I will soon have an Esty shop started! :) 
...now to tackle the skirt placket. Yikes. o.O 

7 comments:

  1. It looks great! I can't wait to see it finished!

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  2. Ahem *cough* You could name it... *cough*... Cosette. *blinks innocently*

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  3. Beautiful work, Michaela! You're doing a wonderful job!
    And yes, I really like that fabric!

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  4. Thanks so much everyone! :) I am hoping to make the skirt placket and attach the whole skirt to the bodice today. Always the scary part. ;) I'll keep y'all updated!

    @ Tarissa - :blinks innocently: Cosette. Lovely name, but what makes you think I'd actually use it? :halo:

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  5. The fabric really goes with this style of dress, well done! Can't wait to see the finished product. :-)

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  6. Oooh, I am so in love with it! I am quite enraptured. Fabulous job, Michaela! <3

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  7. It's very pretty Michaela! :D I love the fabric!

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