I loved the 2001 mini series "Victoria and Albert". I have always loved to gaze upon the Butterick pattern for Victoria's coronation gown
, but at the time of it's release, I didn't imagine a use for it. Now I do. BUT, according to the Great Pattern Review, the pattern is terrible (sleeves are a pain or something). With the upcoming release of Young Victoria
, I decided I didn't care and was going to pick it up anyway. It's never available in my size on Ebay, and today, there it was as a cheap Buy It Now. See, I just know that once the movie is released, this OOP pattern will suddenly become expensive. So anyway, there you go. I bought it, and I am pleased.
In other actual sewing news, I did do a wee bit of work on the purple NF gown on Thursday. I finished the drawstring casings for the back poufs, tacked up the pleats, pinned in tapes to keep the poufs in place (I don't tack so I can take them out and wash/iron) and made the big bows. I do love an ass bow, and this gown has three! So now I need to put in the closure and start on the bodice.
Here's a poorly lit shot of the back. It needs something to break up all that purple, though, don't you think? The actual gown has no trim in the back aside from a bit of lace at the bottom, so I didn't put any in. Suggestions?