I'm currently working on a Sisi dress. You might know the movies with the princess and later Empress Sisi (or Elizabeth) by Ernst Marishka. I think the movies are from the fifties and sixties. There were 3 films, the dress I want to make is from the first movie.
The blue engagement dress...
This is a 19th century (inspired) dress.
I have just cut and sewn together the front and back panel of the skirt.
I found this beautiful satin at the wholesale together with a nice shiny super blue glittery band with flowers and loads of beads... Only problem with buying at the wholesale shop is that you usually buy a lot, so I got 25 meters of this light blue satin... So any thoughts on what to make with it are welcome.
|Picture of the blue fabric, the glittery band,|
blue see-through fabric, and my crocheted squid in progress...
I'm also working on an 18th century style stays. I am following a corset workshop at Hepziba of Touched by Magic. I made my black chinese dragon overbust corset at one of her workshops as well and it turned out so nice!
|The left side|
Next to being the only student who wants to make ancient stays (others are making anormal overbust corsets, which will be gorgeous by the way!), I also put some work into making the pattern continue in the next fabric panels.
|The right side (look at the patterns continuing...)|
And to top that of we will make this stays with reed, instead of steel! I'm very excited about that, it was Hepziba who suggested it as she bought loads of it a while ago... We have never made a stays/corset with reed, so it will be a challenge, but if it succeeds it will be soo cool!
As this stays is also not getting a busk next to the steel boning (which is very period incorrect), I decided steel eyelets are a no-no as well, so I set myself another (hard) goal and that is to make the holes for the lacing completely by hand (I might reinforce them with steel little rings though, but the goal is to not see them)...