Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Brag Section  (Read 36337 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Miss Ruth
Veteran Scribbler
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 545



WWW
« on: May 15, 2013, 05:30:09 PM »

I'm christening the Brag Section!! So excited!  Grin alright... here's my latest dress! I did everything by hand. Nothing is machine done... I'll be posting a tutorial as soon as I can find my other camera card.







and here's an upclose of the embroidery!


Please forgive the monochrome pictures, but my camera was acting up and I figured greyscale was better than yellow and red and orange! The bonnet, shawl, gloves, stockings, and purse, are all contributions from my grandma!  Grin Oops, so was the sash!

The bodice may look a little loose, but that's because I haven't added closures yet. They will be coming in about a week, my mom's going to get more hooks n eyes. Enjoy!  Smiley


P.S. the goats are ours!  Smiley
Logged

"Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

 Proverbs 31:30

http://sewingroomtales.blogspot.com/
FriedaFauve
Frequent Scribbler
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 187



WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 06:06:12 PM »

Wonderful!  I love the fabric, and I'd love to get a better look at the full length thing. I'm also really enjoying the goat (?) hanging around there. (I ought to put a few of mine up here, too!)
Logged

A diehard fan of hand-sewing and Stephen Douglas
Miss Ruth
Veteran Scribbler
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 545



WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 06:15:31 PM »

Hey, Frieda! Thanks. I'll try to get better pics, these were kinda taken in a hurry. But yes, I'll definitely see about getting a better shot. I LOVE this dress. (I so want to try a tucked to fit in wool!) *sigh dreamily* Wonder where I'll ever get wool for cheap!  Smiley
Logged

"Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

 Proverbs 31:30

http://sewingroomtales.blogspot.com/
FriedaFauve
Frequent Scribbler
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 187



WWW
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 06:44:11 PM »

I just got a dress length of wool/silk blend in reward for getting my target ACT score, and I believe that Fashionfabrics.com and Mood fabrics carry good, inexpensive wools. I've always wanted a wool dress - they seem so practical!  And I do believe that a majority of 1860s dresses were made of them.

Here's my newest that I stole from my blog, sort of a late 60's dress.  It's all hand sewn except for the skirt seams!  Haven't gotten around to basting in the collar and undersleeves and I slapped my apron on because the front was acting up.  Anyhoo.  (also it needs to be ironed something fierce)

And here's another one that needs to be ironed.  And needs closure at the top.  And a collar (in my defense, until last night it was a v-neck.) I have so many problems, sigh.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2013, 11:52:11 AM by FriedaFauve » Logged

A diehard fan of hand-sewing and Stephen Douglas
Miss Ruth
Veteran Scribbler
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 545



WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 11:07:26 AM »

WOW! Beautiful dresses! You're wearing full length already?  Sad wish I was!  Wink
Logged

"Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

 Proverbs 31:30

http://sewingroomtales.blogspot.com/
FriedaFauve
Frequent Scribbler
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 187



WWW
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 11:38:49 AM »

Thank you!  I would love to go short.  It must feel so liberating, not to have longer skirts.  I figure that by the time I get a short hoop and a short dress I'll already be too old to wear them (I'm getting to that age, sigh) so I might as well start making them longer so that I'll have them for a long time.  I think I can pass off for a young adult, anyhow...
Logged

A diehard fan of hand-sewing and Stephen Douglas
Heidi Hollister
Scribblor Infinitus
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1842



« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 11:39:58 AM »

Miss Ruth, well done on the dress!  Such an accomplishment to do it all by hand!  Feels good doesn't it?  And don't fret about the short dresses... You only get to be young enough to wear them for a short time, then you have to be old forever, so wear those breezy short skirts proudly!  I love the embroidery

Frieda, very elegant dresses.  They fit beautifully.
Logged

Semper Sewus Historicana!
Miss Ruth
Veteran Scribbler
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 545



WWW
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 03:58:52 PM »

Thanks, both of you... It does feel great. I'm adding embroidery along the skirt, too! It's taking kinda a long time and I took off for a while to shorten my swimsuits straps!  Cheesy
Logged

"Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

 Proverbs 31:30

http://sewingroomtales.blogspot.com/
Mother Dean
Veteran Scribbler
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 626



WWW
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 05:37:37 PM »

Beautiful work, both of you!! Great job! Smiley
Logged

Elizabeth
Administrator
Scribblor Infinitus
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 7894


WWW
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 03:00:06 PM »

Freida, it's very easy to alter what you have for shorter skirt by adding a deep tuck (well, it will be only about 3" deep at most) about 9" to 12" up the skirt. Your hoop may not need to be shortened at all, but if it does need, you can do the same with it, tucking up the excess length between rungs.

Ruth, it's very kind of your sweet Gran to encourage you! With the bonnet, however, there may be some shape and construction things that move it out of our era. I'll look forward to color pictures of it; we can either help you retro-fit it, or give suggestions on alternatives. Smiley
Logged

Regards,
Elizabeth
Miss Ruth
Veteran Scribbler
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 545



WWW
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 03:03:26 PM »

Yeah, I think she said it was wrong, too!  Smiley But I figured it was better to have a bonnet than none at all... for pics anyhow, I'd probably rather not have a bonnet than an unhistoric one at a reenactment. Is this sticky topic already?  Smiley I didn't check before clicking...
Logged

"Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

 Proverbs 31:30

http://sewingroomtales.blogspot.com/
FriedaFauve
Frequent Scribbler
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 187



WWW
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 05:06:04 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion!  I'm going to a girl's school over the summer, so if I don't do that I might just tack the hem up another couple of inches.  I have a phobia of doing tucks that I intend to take out; I'm always afraid that the marks will stay in the fabric.
Logged

A diehard fan of hand-sewing and Stephen Douglas
Ms. Jean
Scribblor Infinitus
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1861


« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2013, 04:18:01 AM »

I'd probably rather not have a bonnet than an unhistoric one at a reenactment.

Ruth, read here:

http://thesewingacademy.org/index.php?topic=29.0

and here

http://www.mormontrek.net/Pack/PDF/Slats.pdf

or

http://www.thesewingacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/2010Slats.pdf

for information on appropriate sunbonnets.

You can finish one in an afternoon, probably using materials already in your home.

Best wishes,

Ms. Jean
Route 66
Logged

Ms. Jean
Route 66
Miss Ruth
Veteran Scribbler
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 545



WWW
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2013, 05:42:32 AM »

oh! Awesome!  Smiley
Logged

"Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

 Proverbs 31:30

http://sewingroomtales.blogspot.com/
Miss Ruth
Veteran Scribbler
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 545



WWW
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2013, 05:59:42 AM »

Ummm.... I'll take this conversation to a new topic... HEADGEAR!!! Smiley
Logged

"Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

 Proverbs 31:30

http://sewingroomtales.blogspot.com/
MaryDee
Frequent Scribbler
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 202


« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2013, 04:19:14 PM »

It's wonderful to see you young ladies producing such beautiful garments!
Logged
CL
Guest
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2013, 12:01:15 PM »

Both your dresses are so pretty!

I've just gotten into sewing and I'm right on the border line...almost 21. But it is nice to see people around my age on here!
Logged
Kennesa Goff
Guest
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2013, 04:57:42 PM »

Both of your dresses are beautiful, girls!

I am so happy that there is section for our age group now, I'm looking forward to posting some pics of my clothing and accessories soon.  Wink
Logged
Miss Ruth
Veteran Scribbler
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 545



WWW
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2013, 05:33:09 AM »

Aww, thanks Kennesa!  Kiss I can't wait to see pics of your dresses!
Logged

"Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

 Proverbs 31:30

http://sewingroomtales.blogspot.com/
FriedaFauve
Frequent Scribbler
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 187



WWW
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2013, 05:58:06 PM »

I finally got a sheer done! Yay!  I love it so much, it weighs so little.

Also with the hat you all helped me on. c:
Logged

A diehard fan of hand-sewing and Stephen Douglas
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines