Who else needs a new (historically inspired) summer dress?
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-Fabric: Liberty of London
-Lining: From my stash, originally somewhere on 39th St. (Probably H&M Fabrics)
-Ribbon: M&J Trimming
-Cotton thread: John Lewis
-Linen thread: Burnley & Trowbridge
-Hat base from Penny River Custom Costumes and Historical Clothing on Etsy ( decorated with M&J ribbon, dried flowers and berries.
Useful Tools for Those So Inclined:
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-Clear 18-inch ruler:
-Steel-headed straight pins:
-Every size & weight needle you will probably ever need:
-My most favorite (& stupidly fiddly) #10 sharps, the tiniest needles:
-Ye Trusty Olde 8” shears (tartan ribbon not included):
-Those wee bird snips that literally everyone seems to have:
-(But I’ve also just found these that are a unicorn and I am severely tempted; I should not be trusted with Amazon:
-Large Newsprint Pad:
-Actual pattern paper:
-*Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwomen’s Dresses and Their Construction C. 1660 – 1860:
-17th Century Women’s Dress Patterns Book 1:
-17th Century Women’s Dress Patterns Book 2:
-17th Century Men’s Dress Patterns:
-A useful guide to setting 18th century sleeves:
-“1910-1913, Plate 002” The Libraries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, c. 1910.
-“Portrait of Princess Sybille of Cleve”, Lucas Cranach the Elder. Wikimedia Commons, 1526.
-“Fashion Plate (Walking Dress)”, Rudolph Ackermann. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1814.
-“Self-Portrait with a Harp”, Rose Adélaïde Ducreux. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1791.
-“Robe à l’Anglaise”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1785-87.
-“Robe à l’Anglaise”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1785 – 1795.
-“Liberty Frock Rendering” © Bernadette Banner, 2018.
-All photography of the finished dress courtesy of Hana DeHart
‘English Country Garden’ by Aaron Kenny, YouTube Audio Library
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