The puffs are poofed, ribbon trim is on, and the skirt is looking finished!
I’m so excited to be making this post – here are the first photos of my wearing the Katherine Pierce gown this weekend, finally finished!
I’m making slow but steady progress on my green gown, in between other small projects.
I had to put this project on the shelf for a little while because of the convention and making costumes for that. The last time I blogged about this costume, I had finished constructing the bodice and was getting started on the skirt. I’m still a little frustrated with the skirt and it’s taking some time to work through the issues I’m having with it, but today I took some time to (almost) finish trimming the bodice.
I slept most of the day today, but I did get up in the afternoon and make some good progress on my green gown’s bodice.
Have you ever just seen a costume – in a picture, a movie, or read in a book – and knew at that first look that you were someday going to have that costume? Of course, there are tons of fabulous movie and TV show costumes that I would love to be able to make, but I definitely don’t have the time or resources to ever get to everything on my dream costume list. But this costume would not let itself not be made.
The next step on my path to mid-1860’s costuming is a big ol’ fluffy petticoat. I had an exact picture in my mind of what I wanted to create – a full, gathered petticoat with three tiers of ruffles – and this project turned out just about perfectly in my opinion.