Lady Anne's Victorian Promenade Dress

Added Dec 26, 2009

by Jenny Wren

York, United Kin...






A dress for one of the chorus members in our upcoming production of The Sorcerer. I’m sure a name had been picked out for her character but I’m afraid I failed to record it and in my mind she is now the Lady Anne. A dress for promenades, walks in the park and afternoon tea.

Come see us February 2010 at the University of York:

Material Notes

White linen, red-and-white-striped cotton, red cotton, red lace




Garment Type
Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Linen

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    Dec 28, 2009, 03.56 AMby Ami Taf

    lots of interesting bias detailing. and i like how the stripes match up on both sides… and how the triangles tapering away from the wait create a slimming effect there. you must have put in a lot into this, and a lot of fabric too… I always dread making bias cut clothes because i’m never fully able to estimate how much fabric I need. because i make my own patterns, i either buy too much (with too little left over to do anything with) or not enough sigh…

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      Jan 8, 2010, 02.59 PMby Jenny Wren

      Awesomely, the stripes themselves were on the bias, so the pieces were cut normally. I just had to match the stripes up.

      Also, because I’m working with what fabric the company already have- basically leftovers from previous shows, I also have to be creative like that. I hadn’t originally planned there to be any solid red at all, but I ran out of stripy… and then ran out of white.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 02.18 AMby pjparty

    cute did you use a pattern?

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      Jan 8, 2010, 03.02 PMby Jenny Wren

      Sort of… I own about a dozen commercial patterns which I use pieces of to make new outfits. So the collar, shoulders and sleeves here are from a pattern for a top with a Mandarin collar, whilst the skirt is a lengthened version of the pattern I drafted for this skirt:
      The main part of the bodice and the sleeve ruffles were new.

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