Thursday, 31 January 2013
1873 Bustle Gown
Well here it is my UFO not quite there but nearly done. I felt like throwing it out of the window as it was so hard to pick up from where I had finished it in 2008/9 and if that was not enough I had grown somewhat as you can see from my dummy the bodice doesn't fit at all.
I will leave it now and hopefully will get it finished with all the embelishment on it which I am sure will make a big difference as you cant see any of the detail that has already been sewn.
The Challenge: UFO
Fabric: Cotton silk mixed
Pattern Truly Victorian Parlour Skirt and Apron and the Bodice self drafted
Notions to be added at the embelishments challenge
How historically accurate is it? 85%
Hours to complete: too many to remember
First worn: not yet
Total cost: I think the material was bought on 'special' at a very low price a number of years before 2008