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Gettysburg girl

Added Mar 8, 2013

by servareginae

Stillwater, Okla...






My daughter will wear this dress to the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg which will take place in July. I used Simplicity pattern 3725 (A) as a fitting pattern. To make the dress more historically accurate I lowered the sleeves off the shoulders. I also cuffed the sleeves, and I cut them out wider in the back to imitate the classic L shaped sleeve of the mid-19th century. I took the yoke out of the front waist, raised the waistline, and I replaced the zipper with glass buttons and bound button holes. The dress is underlined with muslin, the bodice is lined with broadcloth, and the hem is faced with cotton twill tape.

Material Notes

cotton print shell, cotton muslin underlining, poly/cotton broadcloth, glass buttons, cotton crochet lace




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    Mar 9, 2013, 12.47 AMby flowergirl22

    really nice,, what made you choose this colour? is this the colour they used to have?

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      Mar 14, 2013, 11.12 PMby servareginae

      Thank you. These kinds of simple flowery prints were the style back then. Also, plaids and stripes.

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