Tuesday, July 24, 2012

a long awaited dress

 Well, hello!
I am finally here again! It is so lovely to be back. I finally was able to make some changes and now, with the help of all your much needed comments and the faithful hard work of our dear friend AnnaKristine and her tech-savvy husband, am able to post pictures again! Hooray! I am still ironing out some other little snags and wrinkles, but hopefully I will be able to post a little more often. :]
So, to start... My finished 1750's Blue Dotted Swiss. 
Here is what I started with. A lovely 1960's dress with a mystery fabric that looked very much like dotted Swiss. As you can see, this picture was taken after I cut into the high jewel neckline. :] At least you get the basic idea.   
 And this was my inspiration.
 (More pictures of this dress HERE.)
And here is the dress.
 Here are the back seams and 18th c. style sleeves.
 The hat I upcycled from a men's straw fedora that was exploding.
Flat lining, for "attaching" to my head via scotch tape. shh.
Eventually, I plan to make a sash or ribbon for tying it on.

Thank you dear readers for so patiently waiting for this long over due post. :]
If you have any comments or questions please leave as many as you like.
My fondest love,

If you'd like to see this entire outfit (underpinnings, shoes etc.) you may go here.


Anastasia said...

Wow. That dress is GORGEOUS!!! And the hat - I LOVE the hat! This outfit is all around gorgeous!

Beautiful job!


P.S. Glad you're back in the blogging world! Yay!

SisterlyLove said...

Simply ravishing!


Emaline Foster said...

Thank you so much friends! It really is so nice to be back. ♥

Love, Emaline

Anna said...

Yay! I am so happy you were able to post! And we didn't really do much. :) But I'm glad it worked out! :D
The gown is...GORGEOUS! I love love love it! Now Cora is asking me for an 18th Century dress. haha ;) I still haven't even posted pictures of the lovely dress and accessories her friends have made her! One of these days soon...I will. :)
I love the bow at her neck! And that fabric is perfect for her dress! She looks like she just stepped out of Marie Antoinette's dressing room. :)
Now I'm so inspired. :)
We really need a doll clothes making day! We should have one over Skype or something. ;)
Lots of love,
Anna (and Cora who sends sighs of envy to Emaline)