sunnuntai 28. lokakuuta 2012

Burgundy drop front dress

Today I finally finished a dress that has been lying around for quite some time. Before the Bath trip I found nice burgundy cotton with a black print pattern and I made a drop front gown out of it. Then I got distracted, had stuff to finish for Bath and... But now it's ready! I really like it, the hem has massive amount of fabric pleated, so it's maybe more of an early 19th century fashion than anything else. I used my basic bodice pattern, the same as for the white embroidered dress, but with drop front adjustments. I also found The Hungarican Chick's tutorial on bib front gowns(aka drop front gowns) very helpful. As always, everything is handsewn, and the fabric worked like a dream, it's stiff enough to hold its shape and pleats nicely, but so thin that pleating doesn't make the dress look bulky. I might add some ribbons to tie the cuffs a bit tighter, but I ran out of ribbon for now.

First, pin the front flaps closed...

Then tie the ribbons of the drop front bit. I chose to hide the knot/bow under the bib.

The ribbons cross at the back and pass through little loops that help hold the ribbons in place.

All pinned.

I love the hem!

I made me a "Marianne Dashwood" hat :)

Works with the bonnet too.

The pleats

Some posing with my harp.

3 kommenttia:

  1. Wow, you have a harp! I'm jealous! I'd love to learn to play that instrument. It's a lovely dress!

    1. Thank you! It's so comfortable you wouldn't believe, even with the short stays and the works. I've had the harp for over 3 years now, and I love it!

  2. Beautiful dress! I'm in love with the pleating in the back!