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.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,789
Currently Running With Scissors:
626 Guests and 19 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Anyone know what this style of bodice is called?  (Read 1005 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: February 09, 2014 12:37:38 PM »

I want to make a bodice like this, but I'm having trouble finding patterns/diys/guides.

It's Queen Alexandra if that helps.
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014 12:22:55 AM »

You should check out Past Patterns and see if they have anything. They cover the right period: http://www.pastpatterns.com/

The Spider Crafts: Steampunk Spider Jewelry; Antique Jewelry, Lace Shawls
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014 07:46:10 PM »

it looks like it's got straight-ish princess seams running from waist into armhole.

If I were making it, I'd start with a basic princess bodice, adjust the seams to match, and make up a vest for the main part, then add the neckline draping and sleeves.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014 05:15:16 PM »

That picture was taken in 1889. She was from Denmark. I think that is UK.

Quotes taken from this site:


"The cuirasse bodice of 1880 reached the hem actually becoming the princess panel dress.  It made an exceptionally form fitting draped sheath dress which was elongated even further by the train.

The slimline style needed good dressmaking skills to get a flattering fit. When done well it was attractive, but all too often swathes of fabric were wrapped and arranged across the garment in an effort to disguise poor dressmaking skills. It was not a very practical garment and only really suited to the very slim and those who did not have to work. As a fashion it barely lasted 3 years."

Hope that helps in your search for answers. I just kept googling a multitude of keywords until things popped up.
I got that one with "Queen Alexandra dress pattern 1889". You might try ebay a similar way, and find what you are looking for. I can't remember all the other prompts I attempted. I just keep stabbing the keys with words, and put things on the image setting until I see the darn thing.  Cheesy

Hope this helps.


NEW REQUEST: Need quilting fabric with ONLY purple, grey, green. Solids or Prints in any combination/shades, but NO OTHER COLORS ALLOWED. HELP! They are hard to find.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Singapore-Style Curry Fried Rice Noodles
How To Make Steak & Veggie Stir Fry With Fried Rice
How to Make a Seared Tilapia With Sweet Soy Sauce and Asian Salad
How to Make Sticky Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps
How To Take Store-Bought Ramen And Turn It Into Gourmet Dish
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kindling Bundle
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters
@Home This Weekend: Rustic Wreath

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 ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.