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« on: September 25, 2008 06:22:45 PM »

I need some help ASAP!  I have been commissioned to make a Mrs. Lovett costume(from Sweeney Todd), and I don't even know where to begin. I have pretty good sewing skills, but I've never made a button-down blouse or bustle.  The girl I'm making the costume for already has the corset, and other accessories, so I don't have to worry about those things.  I only have til October 13th, so I am starting to panic.  Does anybody know of any good Victorian dress patterns?  Or even a pattern for a Victorian-style blouse.  I think the skirt won't be as hard since it will just be an ankle length, elastic waistband skirt.  TIA for any help you all can offer. 
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008 06:30:33 PM »

Free Victorian patterns:

http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/freepatterns/

Other free patterns which might help:

http://www.reddawn.net/costume/patterns.htm

Photos of real Victorian dresses:

http://www.bustledress.com/cgi-bin/z.pl/index.html

Mrs. Lovett reference:

http://www.costumersguide.com/cr_sweeney.shtml
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008 07:58:29 AM »

Thanks for the links!!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008 09:43:47 AM »


Laughing Moon at http://www.lafnmoon.com/ has some more detailed patterns and instructions as well.

Good luck, we'd love to see it once it is done!
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008 10:37:47 AM »

More patterns to buy (also good reference pics)

http://trulyvictorian.netfirms.com/
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