Second Outfit Entry
For this outfit I went with an 18th Century Polonaise style dress. The outer bodice and Polonaise skirt are made from a patterned, silky, polyester material. For the under skirt and under bodice I used a soft, silky, blue, polyester. Of course I also used several different kinds of lace for trim. The accessories I made are a ribbon choker, a small lace cap, and a lace hand fan.
I used this McCall’s dress pattern.
And modified it to look more like this dress.
Ironing the cloth and the patterns.
Laying out and pinning on the pattern pieces.
Cutting the pieces out.
All my pieces from the blue cloth.
The green material frayed so much I had to iron on fusible interfacing.
Making the under bodice.
Gathering the underskirt.
Hemming the underskirt.
Sewing the outer bodice.
I added darts to the bodice.
Hemming the over skirt.
I did ribbon embroidery on the stomacher. This was my first time doing it so I had to practice on some scrap cloth first.
Sewing the stem with embroidery floss.
Stitching on the flowers.
And finally adding the leaves.
Finishing off the bodice.
Sewing the lace on the sleeves for the outer bodice.
Sewing the sleeves to the bodice.
Gathering the over skirt.
Sewing the skirt to the bodice.
Doing the hand sewing.
Hand sewing the lace on.
Sewing on the buttons to hold up the over skirt for the Polonaise look.
Making the pinner cap.
Sewing the jewel onto the ribbon for the choker.
Ironing the lace for the fan.
Hemming the lace.
Gluing the gathered lace to the fan.
Finished Product Shots
You can let down the ribbons if you want a regular skirt.
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