Category Archives: Georgian

I got toothpaste on my petticoat.

Not really. But you’ll see in a moment. Here is where the cosplay element of my dress comes in – the petticoat and stomacher. For those Wheel of Time fans out there, I was portraying Moiraine Damodred *before* she went … Continue reading

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Sleeve flounces

Not a lot to say here either. My friend graciously scaled up these flounces for me as well. I can’t figure out why the middle flounce had the band that went all the way around the sleeve, rather than the … Continue reading

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Sacque sleeves

Super behind on blogging about this dress, cause I’m too busy sewing instead. Such is the life of a sewing blogger. Anyways, sleeves! 18th century sleeves are set in a bizarre way. However, it’s a bizarre way that 1) actually … Continue reading

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hem

Really not much to say about the hem. It’s straightforward. I did a nice wide 5″ facing using some leftover blue dupioni from the last time I tried to make a Moiraine dress. Hence probably why the color is so … Continue reading

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The front fights back

And then I made some stupid cutting mistakes. So, even though I had cut the back skirt as if this was going to be a 2-piece front, I decided to┬ástart draping the front without a waist seam. I took a … Continue reading

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Moaaaar sacque

    I ended up deciding to do separate front skirts and bodice (aka there is a waist seam), instead of draping the front all in one. It seemed easier at the time? So first I needed the side-back skirt. … Continue reading

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Draping aaaahhhh

So with the internet in hand, it was time to start draping. First off, the fabric. It’s a lovely blue and black shot silk shantung from Gray Line Linens. I had been looking for a silk taffeta, but was hoping … Continue reading

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