Victorian Grey Dress.

I have been researching most of the day on how to put the fin style bustle on the back of the skirt. I believe I will attach it to the bottom of the bodice.  I am working with a pattern to try and get a double breasted style closer in the front.  I will try and get it cut out tonight.

Half Done Projects


Edwardian Gown

Double breasted.

After shopping with Sandi today and finding some great deals and ideas for new projects I decided I must finish up a few things. We went to the DFW Costume Guilds and there will be a few more costumes I want to do.  I am motivated to sew Edwardian Gown, two Frocks, and something SteamPunky. SO next week I plan on finishing up my Victorian Ball Gown, Doing the gathers and more Froo froo on my Civil war gown, and Corsett. I estimate it shouldn’t take more than a day for each of them.

Titianic 1912 Project Blog

I been interested in history and genealogy for a long time now. After a long sewing hiatus I started making costumes for our family’s chili show team. I had the sewing mood going so I decided to make a Civil War dress. I want to wear it to My ancestor’s, Branch Trull’s re-enactment battle at Warm Springs NC where he was captured October  1864.  For the past two years we have been attending Masked Balls at the Civil War History Center.  I design and make both my ball gowns and my husbands long coat, vest and cravats. Which we also wear to the Dickens on the Strand event in Galveston. Now I came across this 1912  project and I am captivated by the beautiful clothes.