Added Aug 16, 2011
Newport , Kentuc...
I found some gorgeous ‘candlewicking’ fabric from the 1800’s on Ebay. The fabric was 3-4 yards, but was very tattered and discolored, so this dress required lots of piecing!
I used a pattern from the 1950’s to make the dress, and also made the bow belt by hand.
I LOVE the dress, but the fabric was very difficult to sew (and was especially hard on my sewing machine!)
Totally worth it though!!
1800’s ‘candlewicking’ fabric (cotton/canvas)
Interfacing (for belt)
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