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a new entry - at last ;-)

A pale yellow round gown supposed to be called "The Daffodil" - or, an idea is getting real.

As some of you may know, I ususally shop for fabric, and while fabric shopping I'll decide what it's going to become.
There was one known exception of this rule sofar - the green Florentine-dress, and now the pale yellow rond gown.

I had - heaven knows from where, the idea of a pale yellow round gown. So very fresh and spring like. Not a chemise à la Gaulle or à la Reine, not a Robe à l'anglaise, but a round gown.

The idea wanted to become reality, I found the fabric I wanted - soft light linnen, in a saffron-like dye (linnen with saffron gives the exact same shade, I compared a Roman tunic of mine).

March 2008
The cut of the bodice follows roughly the pattern of my Anglaise, although it looks different.

Check of bodice fit (please ignore the mess in my sewing room)
The back wrinkles a bit, but should work with a few bones.



Front is rather low - but it's going with a Fichu anyway:




The seams are worked with the Stitch "point à rabattre sous la main" - very relaxing, and the result is worth the work!

Beginning of April - Crazy Idea near Hannover:

The first sleeve was set in by Caterina, and the discovery made, that the very same pattern would do quite well for a Pierrot-Jacket.


Mid-April - folds…
Folding 3m of back skirt panels is great fun. I enjoyed doing it so much, I did it 4 times!
Honestly - it just didn't look right. Than I remembered thankfully the "good old fork pleating", and I got to a good end:

I used my bed mattress as a gigantic needlecussion (it also prevented me from abandoning the skirt and heading to bed)



Pinned folds:


Basted folds:


One side done, the other to go:



Pinned and basted bodice back (not yet boned):


Inside - the pleats do not follow the curve, but the extra fabric is folded in (period technique, never cut away extra fabric, it may come in usefull when re-using the fabric.



The front panel has 1.5m width, and is just gathered to a self fabric ribbon (a scrap from getting the edges straight)
No pictures of that step.

And finally - theres the finished dress:
The Pale Yellow Gown. Pictures taken by Heileen, on her and my camera:



Portrait pictures, one at Starbucks trying Heileen's hat :-)



The bodice the dress is worn over shift, stays, bump, woolen underskirt and stockings and Fichu. I had no time left to make me a nice fluffy Muslin underskirt, so I had to live without.
Accessories: Big hat (Materials used: straw & silk), a bouquet of Lily of the valley, and a pink sash.

When looking at the pictures, I'd like to make the following adjustments:
Redo the side seams - I dislike the bulking of the back parts at the seams.
Sleeves - I am not yet happy. Maybe try again with long sleeves?

Otherwise - I like the dress - very much ;-)
28.4.08 15:51
 


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Flammi (28.4.08 16:54)
Wow, what a lovely young lady :-)

greeting from Rueschegg


Countess Adele (18.7.08 19:13)
Such a beautiful dress. You did a great job. I love the fork pleating too. Something to try on my next dress. The pictures are very lovely too. Enjoyed looking over your pages and reading about your work.

The Countess


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