The Tailorette

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January 2016

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Civil War Ball Gown

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My first civil war dress of 2016!  After working on this gown, I am so motivated to experiment on other designs from the 1860s era.  I also learned a couple new techniques that I hope to use on many other projects this year.

Here I am fitting the bodice according to the customers size.

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Hand stitching the edges closed.

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The trim my customer picked out.

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And here goes more hand stitching.

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Because I didn’t have a grommet setter I had to hand stitch the holes by hand.

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Adding trim to the skirt.

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Weaving the ribbon through the holes.

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Voila!

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I am so glad I was able to start out 2016 with a bang!

– The Tailorette

6 Comments

  1. Rose S.
  2. Susan Gilchrist
  3. Lynne Meena