1720 Green Brocade Mantua with gold stomacher by Patw

Summary

Category:
Clothing
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-02-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-02-18T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

After two false starts on a casaquin, I threw up my hands, and looked at my stash and my Pinterest board, 18th Century Rags.  There was a very nice green brocade mantua-type gown from a Scandinavian museum , and I had a similar fabric in my collection. The fabric is a piece of an old sari, very soft and drap-y  It looked like a better idea for a 16 inch doll, and it's working up well. I'll post pictures tomorrow

Here's the original  .http://pinterest.com/pin/78179743502356273/


Pictures

1720's mantua with stomacher in place
Robings on and trimmed, sleeves finished
Placing front fasteners.
Finished except for a couple of minor adjustments to one hook and left sleeve. Note feline assistant!
Made a belt with a sparkly buckle. Mantuas were often worn this way.

Loves

Bowhows
Posyp

Comments

Jschlender

This is so pretty and can't imagine sewing such detail on a small doll dress! Love that your kitty keeps you company while sewing. cat cat

Mouseinmypocket

This is beautiful and even more impressive with the amount of detail on such a small scale.

Patw

In my Etsy shop, I include a warning to those with cat allergies to the effect that every piece of fabric in my house has been sat on at least once by one of both of my cats. The younger one of the pair can open every door in the house, so shutting them doesn't help!

Patw

Patw The fine detail is mostly the skills of the Indian embroideress who made the gold trim. I just sewed it on!

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