My Gibson Girl dress is finished and I wore it to the Gaskell Ball last night. (The next post will feature pictures of a bunch of Gibson Girls from the ball!)
Monthly Archives: April 2013
I have some little tweaks to do but the bodice is nearly complete!
As usual, I underestimated the amount of hand-sewing required. I also have some smoothing to do; I’m not entirely pleased with the little puckers.
For more construction details, peek inside.
I have been working on the Gibson Girl trained skirt, hand-sewing the hem on the train. Right now I am trying to figure out the lace flounce before I post some progress photos.
However, my undergarments are ready!
I sewed a petticoat out of a striped taffeta I’ve had for years. (You may recognize it as the lining to this coat).
Here is a side view.
Keep reading for more pictures of the petticoat, and details of my beautiful new corset!