Tag: VIctorian

In the reign of Victoria- from 1837-1901

Sophie Hatter Dress- Part 3

This is the third installment of my Sophie Hatter dress progress! If you want to read about the initial pattern choices and making of the 1880’s foundation garments go and check those posts out first.

Sophie Hatter Dress- Part 2

All things said and done, it came together nicely once I got the bones tied. Below are the pictures of the finished bustle, and also an image of how the bustle looks when the bones are NOT tied. Don’t let your bustle be sad and flat- tie your bones!!

Sophie Hatter Dress- Part 1

Part 1: Research and Mockups Part 2: Foundation Garments Part 3: The Dress I’m working backwards since this blog is new and I’m going to bring you the process of creating my historical Sophie Hatter dress! I started by studying the dress she has… Continue Reading “Sophie Hatter Dress- Part 1”

Planning an 1880’s Gown

After the completion of my green 1880’s gown I thought it would be fun (and efficient) to make a formal gown that can use the same foundation garments. I had vampires on the brain this past summer and it has been fueling my desire… Continue Reading “Planning an 1880’s Gown”