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Vicky and Peter

Added Apr 27, 2010

by katexxxxxx

Sittingbourne, U...






Hats and gowns and a uniform. This set is for the Dickens Festivals here in Kent. These happen in Rochester, Margate and Broadstairs. There is also a Christmas event in Rochester.

Peter wanted a ‘French Legionary’ style, and Vicky wanted a gown that would do for both day and evening. The Chemisette and the cuff frills are detachable.

Patterns came from Truly Victorian (Vicky’s bodice), Butterick (Peter’s jacket), McCalls (Peter’s waistcoat), and were hand drafted by me (Vicky’s skirt and the peplum of her bodice, both hats, the frills, and the chemisette).

Material Notes

The fabrics came from a number of sources, some lost in the mists of time! They have been in my stash for more than 10 years.




Garment Type
Coating, Cotton, Blends, Eyelet, Wool

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    Feb 17, 2011, 10.31 AMby HouseOf Pinheiro

    wow… I look foward to see it on the parade ! Fantastic !

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    Apr 28, 2010, 07.43 PMby ivorykohl

    This is all amazing, like history come to life. Almost a shame people now-a-days don’t take time for that sort of detail and class. I adore the dress and the hat is perfection. And what a cute couple!

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      Apr 28, 2010, 10.25 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you. Her dress is based on a pattern for an extant Victorian dress bodice and some pictures. His is a pure fantasy piece using a pattern. Very modern cut, if you look under the bling! I did use a period collar construction (it stands better and isn’t too thick and lumpy).

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    Apr 28, 2010, 02.58 PMby helenadoll

    The men’s jacket is so gorgeous! I bet he looks very dashing in it :)

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      Apr 28, 2010, 03.48 PMby katexxxxxx

      I think so, but I’m prejudiced!

      I did use proper (though modern and fusible!) tailoring methods rather than the ‘dressmaker’ methods in the pattern instructions, and it has a proper quilted lining!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 11.46 AMby judeb

    Wow, just stunning both of them.

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      Apr 28, 2010, 03.46 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you. Another frock to come for this lady… :)

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    Apr 28, 2010, 01.18 AMby nessys

    Just beautiful as always – and yes, I agree, that green is lovely.

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      Apr 28, 2010, 07.32 AMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you. I love it too. I bought that green cotton ages ago for £1 a meter, to make toiles from. It was way too good to waste on that, so ended up as this! I wish I had more of the green… I have a blue bit that will become something 18th century with a quilted petticoat! Watch this space…

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    Apr 27, 2010, 11.00 PMby olystyrene

    These are fabulous! Love the attention to detail!

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      Apr 27, 2010, 11.29 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you. Fun to take the basic ideas scribbled on an old envelope and make them real. :)

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    Apr 27, 2010, 09.33 PMby rhelynn

    Gorgeous! I love this green.

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      Apr 27, 2010, 10.55 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you. It was a fun project. The green was something I had in my stash. I had to buy some of the other fabrics specially, like the wool blend Melton for his coat.

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