To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Elizabeth Bennet's Wedding Dress: Part 3

I finally got the skirt attached to the bodice and all hemmed nicely in place!  I LOVE THIS DRESS!!!!  It is so pretty and sweet looking!  I am having trouble locating just the right buttons for the front and tab of the pelisse, so that is causing me to stress a bit.  But I know that they will appear at just the right time!  

It has a 4.5" hem which is about what I have seen on extant dresses.

Jennifer from Historical Sewing helped me with knowing if it was ok to pleat the back.  She found several instances where the skirt was pleated not just gathered, which I really wanted to do...the pleats were smaller and more centrally located, but I love the way the back on this looks!

I was in a panic to find just the right fabric for the pelisse as the original looked like a jaquard and as I live where I live and am limited by the stores I have here, things were looking grim.  The dress fabric is a very interesting color...not white and not ivory, so matching online would have been a nightmare.  I was in JoAnn's and found this fabulous fabric in the red tag section!  Laaaaaa!!!  Clearance how I love you!  I had to get some from two different stores as not one store had enough...that's ok, I have it now and it matches the dress fabric perfectly!!!

Pretty jaquard fabric for Pelisse!

OH!!!  I soooo cannot wait for this outfit to be complete so I can try it on!!!

I have a few projects for clients that I am wanting to get done and sent off so I can concentrate on my Costume College outfits, so I will be putting this away for a couple of days...Sigh...how I want to work on this! But, soon I will be back!!

Be Blessed my Friends!
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14 comments:

  1. good motivation for finishing those other task ;)

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    1. Indeed it is Kura! By Sunday I will be done with everything that does not belong to me!! I can go forth and sew for Costume College!
      Blessings!
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  2. Wow, how pretty is that! Dress looks so sweet! :))

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    1. Thank you so much Swieza!
      Blessings!
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  3. Ooh the jaquard fabric is perfect! I can already imagine the whole outfit together with the bonnet! <3

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    1. Thank you Eleonora! I was pretty happy when I found it...big sigh of relief!
      Blessings!
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  4. Wonderful! I can't wait to see your photos of you in the finished ensemble!

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    1. Hello Mary! Thank you so much! To can't wait for the photos too! hahahaha!! That will mean I am finished with it!
      Blessings!
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  5. It turned out really well! Looking forward to "taking a turn" with you.

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    1. I know!!! It will be a most delightful turn around the room! Thank you my friend!
      Blessings!
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  6. Wow this is turning out SO perfect! I just love the fabric you found for the pelisse. Good luck finding those pesky buttons :)

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    1. Thank you so very much my friend! Still on the look out for the buttons....grrrrrr...

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