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1850s Ball dress by Kathelyne 1850s Ball dress by Kathelyne
My second attempt at a 1850s dress. This was very rushed as my mother wouldn’t let me start sewing it until after my sisters wedding, then I was working a lot of overtime and then I fell sick for two weeks just before the ball. REALLY sick and I was too sick to sew. Bodice needs to be refitted (it is too big) and the decorations were hastily added.
Patterns used:
The crinoline: Truly Victorian’s TV141
The chemise and Draws: Laughing Moon’s LM100
Corset: Laughing Moon’s Dore corset LM100 altered to fit.
Bodice: Truly Victoran’s TV442
Skirt and flounced petticoat: Self patterned.
The lace bertha is purchased. It was actually for steampunk but I realised it looked great over this and I didn’t have time to make one.

The dress is a layer of nasty horrible polyester satin crap (it was cheap and the right colour! So shoot me!) with one layer of cotton (two for the skirt) over.

I finished this in time for the ball (only just) and… had a ball! I can’t wait to go again!
I consider this dress to be of costume rather than re-enactment quality.

I also have a view of me dancing here
and a back view here
which shows the decorations more clearly (they got a bit frazzled in some of the more energetic dances)
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:iconveronarmon:
veronarmon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
That's really nice
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so beauifull! and so poofy! :D
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:iconnatachax:
natachax Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Wonderful!
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:iconquilsnap:
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   General Artist
thats a nice piece of work, I like the materials you chose
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:iconkathelyne:
Kathelyne Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! Believe it or not the hardest thing to source was the flowers!
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GlimmeringStarshine Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student General Artist
OOOh!! It's lovely!
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:iconkathelyne:
Kathelyne Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks:D I felt like a princess wearing it!
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:icongwenyver-costumes:
Gwenyver-Costumes Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Very pretty.
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:iconkathelyne:
Kathelyne Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) I felt very pretty wearing it!
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:iconchidi-chic:
Chidi-Chic Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Your dress turned out wonderful. It doesn't look rushed at all. :)
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