1936 silk velvet wedding dress

1936 silk velvet wedding dress

1936 silk velvet wedding dress The wedding dress of David’s great-aunt Marjorie at the Dressing for Church exhibition in Ripe village hall. A French magazine from 1936 showing a similar neckline. Marriage certificates of Marjorie Donaldson to Henry A Warran in the...
1875 ca evening gown

1875 ca evening gown

1875 ca evening gown Skirt front Skirt side Fitting the bodice Inserted dust ruffle Antique jet beads for the bodice Embroidered sleeve Silk velvet knotted bow Finished bodice Finished bodice back Finished side Finished...
1880s bodice and skirt course

1880s bodice and skirt course

1880s-bodice-skirt Half scale bodice and skirt made during the “1880s sewing techniques” course, at the Historical School of Dresswith teacher and costumier Luca Castigliolo. Photos from the course by Viviane WeiAn Chen. Half scale pattern pieces Cutting the fabric...
Ugandan costumes

Ugandan costumes

Ugandan Costumes We had these traditional Ugandan costumes made by local seamstresses while volunteering there for the Quicken Trust in Kabubbu in Uganda. They did enjoy making these small outfits as they had never seen anything like them. Mushanana This is the...
2015 Traditional Myanmar wedding costumes

2015 Traditional Myanmar wedding costumes

2015 Traditional Myanmar wedding costumes Seamstresses in their workshop in Yangoon Working on groom’s outfit Fitting skirt to mannequin Showing bride’s bodice Fitting bride’s bodice Fitting bride’s organza jacket Adjusting the bride’s train Pinning bride’s veil in...
1980s “Diana’s style” wedding dress

1980s “Diana’s style” wedding dress

1980s “Diana’s style” wedding dress Sewing the petticoat Finished petticoat David inserting boning into the bodice Bodice sewn to skirt Attaching the ruffle to the bodice Eyelets ready for Handmade covered buttons More Pictures of the Finished Dress Coming Soon...
1963 Margaret’s wedding gown

1963 Margaret’s wedding gown

1963 Margaret’s wedding gown Margaret and Richard Pedder on their wedding day, July the 13th Making paper pattern from original dress Toile and original dress Toile and dress back Toile being shown to Margaret Positioning the pattern pieces Marking with basting thread...
1954 McCall’s pattern

1954 McCall’s pattern

1954 McCall’s pattern 1954 McCall’s pattern Pattern on mannequin Preparing the toile Cutting 18 meters of lace Applying lace to bodice pieces Constructing the bodice Attaching flounces to the skirt Finishing the crinoline Dress...
1930s Knitted Wedding Dress

1930s Knitted Wedding Dress

1930s Knitted Wedding Dress Original 1930s knitting pattern Irene’s knitting samples Irene checking fit on mannequin Dress 3/4 finished Finished knitted dress (without slip) MORE COMING SOON….. Irene Day Irene was born and went to school and college in...
1920s Phoenix evening dress

1920s Phoenix evening dress

1920s Phoenix evening dress Embroidery by Janet Timms Textiles used for inspiration and design Toile and design for embroidery Transfer to paper to mark on silk I’m an embroideress, always have been, and always will be. Embroidery was my very first passion. Even my...

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