Category Archives: Georgian

Sacque sleeves

Super behind on blogging about this dress, cause I’m too busy sewing instead. Such is the life of a sewing blogger. Anyways, sleeves! 18th century sleeves are set in a bizarre way. However, it’s a bizarre way that 1) actually … Continue reading

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hem

Really not much to say about the hem. It’s straightforward. I did a nice wide 5″ facing using some leftover blue dupioni from the last time I tried to make a Moiraine dress. Hence probably why the color is so … Continue reading

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The front fights back

And then I made some stupid cutting mistakes. So, even though I had cut the back skirt as if this was going to be a 2-piece front, I decided to start draping the front without a waist seam. I took a … Continue reading

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Moaaaar sacque

    I ended up deciding to do separate front skirts and bodice (aka there is a waist seam), instead of draping the front all in one. It seemed easier at the time? So first I needed the side-back skirt. … Continue reading

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Draping aaaahhhh

So with the internet in hand, it was time to start draping. First off, the fabric. It’s a lovely blue and black shot silk shantung from Gray Line Linens. I had been looking for a silk taffeta, but was hoping … Continue reading

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Fitted lining

At this point my construction posts will all be super boring, because I’m pretty much following Katherine’s tutorial in it’s entirety. With credit as well to some other dress diaries whose pictures I have been examining minutely (A Fractured Fairytale, … Continue reading

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Awww yeah I have stays

I was hoping to have these done at the end of February (ok and technically they aren’t lined yet), but I’m calling these DONE (for now…). Cause a robe a la francaise isn’t going to drape itself. Pictures, with my … Continue reading

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Draping straps

This was an exciting moment – the stays are finally enough put together for a first try-on. And you never know how any foundation garment will fit until you put it on for the first time. Eeeeee!!! These look awesome! … Continue reading

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Stays progress

Yeesh, radio silence for 2 weeks. Turns out stays involve a lot more work than I thought, and as you go it looks like you are getting nowhere. To sew the pieces together, first I whipstitched the seams down using a … Continue reading

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Eyelets for days

Now that fitting is done, onto all the work that it actually takes to make stays. My stays are 2 layers of linen canvas, one layer of blue-green linen from my English Lady dress, and will be lined with whatever … Continue reading

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