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Sewing Project and an Edwardian Twist

This is me wearing the dress I made in sewing class for my final project, with my hair up in an Edwardian twist. The dress took a couple of months to make in my sewing class (since I only got three hours a week to work on it). In the original pattern, the dress had pockets, slightly longer sleeves, and no trim around the waist or at the hem. I made those alterations so that the dress would look more like Victoire's dress in my Teddy/Victoire drawing. I couldn't find fabric that looked like the fabric in her dress, but I like the fabric I found. The dress fits very nicely, and I'm quite proud of it.

The hairdo was inspired by Margaret Hale from North & South, an absolutely fantastic period drama I discovered last month. It took about twenty minutes to do that to my hair, which was about 60% dry. (That's Mr. Thornton, the male lead of North & South, in my icon, incidentally.)

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Dec. 13th, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
Absolutely lovely. Beautiful work.
Dec. 13th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
Super dress. You look lovely.
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