Sunday, March 13, 2016

Ballgown Bodice

1860s style yellow taffeta ballgown.
Apparently, orange cashmere goes
with everything.
One of several recent projects: a new bodice for my ballgown.  The pattern started life as the Kay Gnagey Simplicity gown (several iterations back). Minimal decoration: cotton lace, with flowers from Timely Tresses.  Thanks to Nancy for help with fitting the toile, Keturah for dressing me, and Maggie for generously lending her sewing machine when I showed up at the Symposium with a bodice in 9 pieces.


  1. So glad you were able to get it all done! You looked smashing!

    1. Thanks! And we simply must dance the polka again next year. :)


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