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madamemodiste ([personal profile] madamemodiste) wrote2011-03-14 10:52 pm

May's striped visiting gown

I've been sewing up a storm, but they are secret projects for the Steampunk World's Fair, so I can't reveal them until May. Anyway, The Croc dress and the Madeline dress are just about finished. I found myself with Judy over at Jomar yesterday and came across a lovely black cotton with white stripes for only $2/yd. I picked up 7 yards and looked through my "striped dress" photos to see if any spoke to me. This one did:

From The Age of Innocence, this is a gown May wears on two occasions while "visiting."

Since I wanted to make the underskirt out of plain black cotton to save the striped fabric, and I was out of plain black cotton, I started on the overskirt. Here it is shown over an old petticoat that has seen better days.

You can't tell, but the white ribbon trim has black "saddle stitching" at the top and bottom. Too bad that detail is lost at any distance.

[identity profile] 2011-03-15 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
Love it!!

[identity profile] 2011-03-15 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! I think this might end up at SPWF after all.

[identity profile] 2011-03-15 08:46 am (UTC)(link)
I love this dress, that's gonna be fantastic!!

[identity profile] 2011-03-15 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you!!

[identity profile] 2011-03-15 12:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Love it too! This will be another smashing gown.

[identity profile] 2011-03-15 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, thanks!

[identity profile] 2011-03-15 02:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Love the stripes!

[identity profile] 2011-03-15 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Stripes! It's lovely so far!