Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Recent sewing projects

I've already posted most of these on the Sewing Academy, but for those of you who haven't seen, here are the most recent projects I've been working on.

Elisabethe and Abigail's brown dresses were first in line. Elisabethe's has a yoked bodice and bishop sleeves with shirring at the upper arm. Abigail's has a smooth bodice and coat sleeves. She also has growth tucks in the skirt. Right now these are their Sunday dresses.

Next, was Rebekah's 1840/50's fan front dress. I wanted to do a fan front after looking at Sarah Elizabeth Craft's dresses. The fabric is a reproduction fabric that dates from 1825-1850 so it matches the era I was attempting to replicate. It has flared sleeves with 2 self fabric ruffles and the skirt has 3 half inch growth tucks.

A close-up of the fan front.

Sarah Elizabeth Craft was born in July 1841 and died in
December 1852. After her death some of her clothing and possessions were packed in a trunk, this trunk was auctioned off in May of 2008. Among its contents were 2 dolls, letters, needlework and a silk Easter bonnet that she never lived to wear. Very sad and unfortunately, very common. The picture to the right shows
2 of her frocks.

1 comment :

  1. absolutley BEAUTIFUL!! WOW! Great job!!