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« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2011 04:25:46 PM »

Finished another set of stays:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387756.0
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2011 01:14:54 PM »

Too many layers!   Shocked

I'm almost done with my dress and after a fitting yesterday I totaled up the number of layers of fabric I would be wearing as a properly dressed lady and it is too many, especially for my climate!  Chemise is one layer of fabric, stays are two more, a petticoat would be another layer or two, chemisette another layer, and dress two layers (lined bodice).  Total: 7-8 layers of fabric.  Tongue  I think I'm feeling more like trying the Directoire style of simply a chemise and lightweight overdress!  But my figure requires some kind of stays...

Of course 7-8 layers of fabric were not unusual for Europeans of the past.

Anyway, early Regency dress - without all the layers - coming soon!   Cheesy

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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2011 03:51:46 PM »

wow do you have a tut for it?
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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2011 04:48:38 PM »

No, I haven't  taken many pics of the process.   Tongue  But I can probably post a pattern if you want one.

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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2011 11:36:51 PM »

yay a pattern! that will also do, I can't wait to try to make one, after I maken my crafty room ready
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2011 05:58:44 AM »

Ok, I will try to post a pattern when I post pics of the dress.  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2011 09:51:06 AM »

Finished dress:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=388737.0
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« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2011 10:51:50 AM »



4 inch and 10 cm squares are for sizing it in Photoshop or however anyone wants.  Bodice fits a 30 inch underbust measurement.  1/2 inch seam allowance included on all pieces but the inside flaps which are bound with muslin strips or you can use bias binding, ribbon, etc.  Not included are pattern pieces for the placket binding, sleeve binding, sash, etc. Dress skirt is two panels.  The front approximately 27 inches wide by 48 inches long.  Sides and back are a single panel approximately 55 inches wide by 48 inches long.  This fits someone about 5' 6".  Anyone who wants to make this dress, I will be happy to help through the process.   Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2011 07:37:13 AM »

I draft my own, but also follow historical patterns which I can adapt etc
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2011 02:24:03 PM »

I was making a new pattern based on this one and noticed a weirdness I hadn't corrected in the pattern posted - the Front Side piece is a couple inches too long from top to bottom compared to the Back piece.  This isn't much of a big deal if you want the waistline considerably higher in the back than the front, but to give the appearance of my finished dress, you'll need to trim a couple inches off the bottom of the Front Side pieces to raise the front waistline.  It might be good to cut them as they are and mark where you personally want the front waistline. 
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