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Friday, August 8, 2008

A Blue and White Gown

One of my favorite things is old-fashioned clothing. It's so fascinating. I love the Victorian era of clothing because It's so ladylike, feminine, and pretty. I would love to be able to wear flounces and bustles.......although I don't know if I could endure the corsets! The whole style of that era had such detail and beauty. I love to make dolls clothing partly because it's less time consuming, and partly because they don't call for as much fabric and trimmings! I made this Victorian style blue and white doll dress that fits one of my favorite dolls. It has white ribbon running down the front of it and a white bustle in the back. I like the blue and white colors of the dress. I think they look nice together.

I really like the bustle in the back. I've tried to make a bustle on a dress like that before but it didn't turn out as nice as I would have liked it to. The skirt was too big for the doll. I hate it when that happens; although most of the things I make turn out too small!

I usually make things for my family so I like to get a lot of pictures of it! Hope you enjoyed!


Laura said...

Hey Layne!! I really like it!! It is pretty!! Good job!

Eliza said...

Hi Layne,
This is Liza. I really like the dress you made! It is so beautiful!!!!!! I wish I could make things like that. Did you do it my hand or with a sewing machine? I am working on sewing my first quilt.
I really wish I could wear big dresses, and hoop skirts, and all that too! I think we have alot of things in common!
Well, I would love it if you would leave me a comment! And I posted pics have you been there lately?
Your friend forever,

Gran said...

I am so proud of you. The dress is beautiful. Keep working hard. Tell Mom it's time to come swim again. I love you. Grandma