A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October News Announcement: Crafting your Halloween costume this year?  Enter it for a chance to win prizes!  Read the spooktacular details here.
Total Members: 308,401
Currently Running With Scissors:
419 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 2 3 [4]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Regency/Empire gown project  (Read 8487 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2014 04:36:31 AM »

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

If you've lined your dress bodice. You might be able to save a layer by just having a waist/strapped petticoat.
I only wear a full petticoat under a transparent muslin (unlined) dress.
Have you got Janet arnolds patterns of fashion? Some inspiration in that.
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Mermaid Tail Blanket
October 19, 2016 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Vanilla Extract

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.