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Portfolio: 1850s Raspberry Swirl Gown

This 1850s Raspberry Swirl gown with evening and day bodice is still in progress. The Idea and Inspiration: To create an 1850s dress with a tiered, ruffled skirt, and alternate day and evening bodices.  I was inspired by some lovel raspberry paisley muslin gauze which I got on sale for $2 a metre: and these dresses: Fabric and Materials: Cotton muslin with a self-stripe weave and a pattern of paisley designs in raspberry pink.  Skirt lined in brown paisley cotton muslin, bodice lined in cotton calico/muslin.  Plastic boning, metal hooks to fasten. Undergarments: The nougat and paisley corset The hoopskirt The petticoat The Dress Diary: Planning the dress The dress design Draping the bodice and matching fabric Sewing the skirt ruffles Corded skirt ruffles, a tutorial Musings on hoop widths Pleating and gathering the skirt The evening bodice toile Fitting the evening bodice Cutting and assembling the evening bodice Trying on the evening bodice and the skirt Drafting the sleeves for the evening bodice Evening bodice boning and fasteners The Raspberry Swirl gown in the …