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Dress Diary of a 'Short Sleepy Hollow'

Time for a random project that has been on the back burner.......sometime ago I sketched and produced a pattern for my own version of the black and white 'Sleepy Hollow' gown. I recently found the fabric pattern pieces cut out and ready to go, reminding me I should get on to the actual sewing and as previously mentioned begin my dress diaries.
SO LETS PLAY..........
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In the beginning there is always research, I started with
http://www.costumersguide.com/cr_sleepy.shtml This women is a legend, providing you with images and info that would take hours to gather otherwise.

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I am using the same bustle style I put on my 'La Anglaise' Pirate Outfit
http://forgefashion.livejournal.com/17469.html Ive taken the colour off these images to give a rough visual (though the stripes will be bigger).

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So from the above you can see the concept idea, I think I may add a little lace collar when its finished and a hat - most likely one of my felt jobs......

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I also like the idea of having a pair of high waisted shorts to wear with it.......since this project is just for fun it couldn't hurt could it! :)

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Comments

What a gorgeous wee project!
Loving the stripes to death.

I have a project of my own. Im designing my wedding dress, bought a miss tudor costume pattern, and am going to mess with the design a bit, change colours, add a bit of Elizabethan stuff...god only knows how im going to do it as I cant sew..have a sewing machine but yeah.
Might commission the corset though as I wouldnt make it right. but designs are getting drawn up.

Will you be posting photos of the 'inprogress' kind of thing for this project?
Hello lovely, thanks!
Oh you'll have fun....you should post your journey - and yes I will be posting mine though currently I dont have a camera, so can only scan....but I'll sort that out (might beable to do the phone thing).
Have you checked out all the corsetmakers links (lj community) lots of info for making your own, and practice is the best way to learn to sew ;)