Civil war style ball gowns

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Project Pattern Link to website or photo sharpsewingny.blogspot.com/ What are you most proud of? The beautiful fit, smoothness of the fabric and sharpness of the front (and back) points. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time, measure, measure, measure, watch those grain lines, take the time to hand baste and pin carefully.

What you will need

  • Dress 1: Plum colored taffeta
  • 100% cotton twill
  • silk quilted back
  • spiral steel boning
  • hand made piping. Dress 2: Duck egg blue faux silk
  • hand cut gold lace
  • hand made piping
  • vintage style ribbon work.Heavy twill lining
  • silk quilted back panels
  • spiral steel bones. Dress 3: Lilac and royal blue taffeta
  • 100% twill lining
  • vintage style ribbon work headpieces.

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