Stuff finally came for Rosamund’s tea gown. I was going to use black batiste under the black chiffon to make it solid, but the red satin makes the embroidery pop out more sooo…
Here’s the (v rough) idea I have for the dress
The light parts being a pinkish white chiffon that I have yet to actually get my hands on loool. The center of the bodice will probably change, don’t really like it. Maybe if I added two smaller gathered bunches of chiffon above and below the big one. Or maybe it’ll look better making the bretelle end higher and having a red satin sash around the waist. Hm
Aaand I’ve almost got the pattern ready so ayyye… hardest part over with. Just needs a few more minor adjustments
Are there any tutorials for sewing two skirts or JSKs together to make a larger garment?
The only alteration tutorial I know that has worked for a lot of people is this one to add a shirring panel to a JSK. I don’t know any for combining two pieces but if anyone reading this does please let us know!
This week has been absolutely nuts but I think I have sewn and restocked enough critters to be ready for @the_vintage_market tomorrow! This pumpkin spice (eww!) looking dude will be there! Does not liking pumpkin spice make me inhuman?! 💀🎃☠
My goal with this project was to create the original gown from the show using period-correct methods. After studying extant gowns, I decided to make a robe a l'anglaise/round gown with a quarter-back. To get the right silhouette, I also had to make several pieces of underwear: a shift, stays, bumroll, and a petticoat. (Plus an embroidered pocket, just for fun!) Besides a few of the long seams in the petticoat and shift, everything is hand-sewn with cotton thread and vintage silk thread.
Because of all those layers, getting in and out of this costume is fairly complicated. After practicing several times, though, I’ve got it down to around 15 minutes! Here’s how it works!
I finished another thing! This is a dress made from a pattern by Norah Waugh - it’s called a round robe and based on a gown from the 1790s. It was kind of challenging to put together and I don’t love how it looks from the front, but I’m fond of the silhouette and like how light and summery it is.
It’s made from a striped pale yellow cotton, with a front panel that was formerly a curtain. The bodice is lined with muslin and closes at the front with hooks. The skirt closes with a drawstring - also at the front.
It’s paired with pearls and a straw hat that I altered.
I’m explaining about facing type pocket here, but the pattern includes no-facing type, too. So, if you don’t need facings, choose a “No facing type” pattern and skip the pocket pouch back step.
<Cut / Markings / Interfacing>
1. Cut the parts and put the markings as the pattern indication. Don’t forget to put marks of the pocket open on the skirt (or other garment you make). Mark the same width of the pocket, using the pocket pattern piece. Put interfacing on the pocket open place of the Front and Back skirt. *The photo shows only right side parts, please double them for L/R sides pockets. *I use square shaped fabric pieces instead of the skirt for the explanation.
<Pocket Pouch Back>
1. Place the Pocket Pouch Back and the Pocket Facing pieces right sides together, match the marks and sew. 2. Press the seam to the Pocket pouch side.
1. Before sewing the skirt seam, press and crease the seam lines as finished shape around the pocket open.
2. Place the Front and Back Skirt pieces right sides together. Sew the side seam until the pocket open notches. Keep opening the pocket open. 3. Press the seam open.
<Attach Pocket Pouch Front>
1. Align the edges of the Pocket Pouch Front and the seam of the Front Skirt both wrong sides up, putting the notches together. 2. Sew the front skirt seam and the pocket Pouch Front with 6mm(1/4″) seam allowance, between stitch line notches. Don’t sew the Skirt body.
3. Press the pocket to the front of the skirt. 4. Top stitch the pocket open from the right side.
<Attach Pocket Pouch Back>
1. Align the edges of the Pocket Pouch Back and the seam of the Back Skirt both wrong sides up, putting the notches together. Sew the seam with 12mm(1/2″) seam allowance (or as much as close to the skirt seam, don’t stitch inside the seamline. ), between stitch line notches, same as the pocket pouch front. Don’t sew the Skirt body. *Use a zipper foot if your fabric is thick.
<Sew Front and Back Pocket Pouch>
1. Double stitch the Front and Back Pocket Pouch edge. If you don’t put lining, finish the pocket edge with zig-zag stitch or serger.
Turn the bodice to the right side. Top stitch or bar-tack the both sides of the pocket open.
***** Voila! ******
*** Back side view ***
Hope the instruction is clear enough for you.
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Thats right, i am going to be giving away one of these flags!! (Team Mystic will be done with the correct symbol, ill be keeping this messed up one)
1. You don’t have to be following me. Its for everyone! 2. ONLY 1 like and 1 reblog!! so everyone gets 2 chances!! 3. This will last from Aug 14th - Aug 24th!! 1 WEEK! 4. If you do not respond to me within 24 hours of winning i will move onto the runner up!
Now if you do not think you will win, i am selling these for 15$ each (this includes shipping)