Wednesday, October 28, 2009

1860s Ballgown Sleeves

Today's Project: 1860s Ballgown Sleeves

I'm currently working on an 1860s Ballgown to wear to balls this fall and winter. Hopefully it will be finished in time for Remembrance Day celebrations in Gettysburg in November. The dress is made of Green Silk Taffeta. The darted ballgown bodice is finished, including the hand sewn eyelets at the back. Now I need to finish the sleeves, silk organza undersleeves, trim, and skirt with trim. Today's project is hand sewing the piping and pre-beaded trim onto the sleeves. Above you can see the Before and After.
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  1. Sooo...when I'm in Gettysburg in November, I'll see this in person, right? ;)

    -Katie Jacobs

  2. Sweet! Did you post pics of what you want the garment to look like?

  3. Thanks for the sweet comments, Ladies!

    Katie - Yes, hopefully it will be finished in time for Remembrance Day! I'll be attending the ball at the Lutheran Theological Seminary. Which ball will you be attending?

    AlohaAroha - I posted a few inspirational fashion plates, I think, but no design sketches. I'll have to post a few! :)

  4. Hah, I have no idea what's happening in Gettysburg. I'm traveling with at least two other people and I think we're meeting whoever else from our unit I'm thinkin' I'll find out what's up when I get there (if I'm lucky!) :P