Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Molly Gibson Romantic Era Dress

After some alterations, seam ripping, resewing, and finger-crossing, I have now completed my Romantic era dress!

Front:
Before puffing the sleeves



After puffing the sleeves



Side/Back:




Petticoat:


Overall it was such a pleasure to make and I am very happy with it. Thank you all for your encouragement while I worked on it. 



15 comments:

Alaina said...

It's beautiful, Melanie! But what did you mean by "make a toile"?

Elinor Dashwood said...

A toile is basically a first try on a dress; you make it up with muslin or other cheap material, to check to see what might need altered before you cut into the main fabric that you want to use. That way, you don't waste good fabric and turn out with a flop. :-)

Ana said...

AHHHHH!!! BEAUTIES!!!!!! Well done!

Leah said...

I am taken by it's beautifulness!! Well done dear Melanie! :)

Your dear, sweet Mama said...

How Delightful!!!!

Ashley said...

Great job, Melanie! It looks just lovely on you!

AnneGirl said...

It is so beautiful, Melanie!! You did a wonderful job! I LOVE, LOVE, it!

~Gabrielle

{ jessica } said...

Lovely work! I am inspired to make one... :)

Jessica (Southern Belle on S&S forums)

ju said...

I am sooo impressed girlie!!! You did a great job and inspire me!

Love ya!

Elinor Dashwood said...

Thank you all, dears, for your lovely comments! :-D
Guess what? Mrs. Chancey featured my dress in her e-newsletter!!! Yeeeeeahhh!!!! It was such a surprise! :-D

Alexandra said...

I saw your dress on the newsletter. The dress is absolutely amazing! Bravo to you for a job (very very very) well done!!!

Adelheide said...

Excellant job! Your dress is beautiful and looks SO much like the original! Isn't it fun to have a dress from the movie? :D

amy said...

Excellent! And neat blog.:)

Meg said...

Very nice Melanie! And your hair is just as lovely as Molly's!

Rebecca said...

It is so beautiful, it reminds me of little dorrit as well as wives and daughtars. I want to make a romnatic dress someday soon! I love them and yours is gorgeous!

Rebecca from the S&S forums I am LadyAnn on there