Time to start sewing again

I have decided on my next project.

I will use the fabric Lottie picked up for me a few years ago.  (This is why I have a hoard.) This fabric is more of a plum and gold stripe.  Not quite as loud as the material in the Boston dress.  I think that is for the best.


The fringe will need to be hand done with some embroidery floss and ribbon.  That will be time consuming.

I have the patterns ordered already.  I love on line patterns.  I just need to print them up and assemble.

For the bodice, I ordered this one.

I will need to make the lapel bigger and omit the cuff.  I will also need to change the back from a split to a point.

1856-58 Museum of Fine Arts Boston b

Then I ordered an accessory pattern to deal with the under sleeve.

Also, I want a more matronly neck line like in this photo. I think the chemisette on the right is perfect.

1856-58 Museum of Fine Arts Boston c

The skirt is a basic tube pleated into a waist band.  I’m sure I have a pattern for that.

Now…what am I going to call this dress…1858…um…well, Lottie picked the fabric for me so this is 1858 Lottie.

3 thoughts on “Time to start sewing again

  1. graceathome says:

    I can’t wait to see your new dress! I read your blog religiously still after all these years. Thank for still being here!

  2. severn14 says:

    Oooh exciting! I look forward to seeing how this goes! Also, not sure if it matters to you, but to me it looks like there isn’t a collar in the front of your inspiration dress, just that the front is cut on the bias and the trim is placed in a V shape.

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