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Section A: MAKING FOUNDATION


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This album/section shows the construction and fitting of the gown's boned silk taffeta foundation. CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE (Zoom).

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Section B: MAKING & MOUNTING UNDERSKIRT


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Photos of the steps in making the Underskirt (with pleated ruffle) and attaching it to the boned taffeta Foundation.

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Section C: MAKING & MOUNTING BODICE


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Photos showing aspects of constructing the silk satin bodice and mounting it onto the silk taffeta Foundation.

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Section D: MAKING & MOUNTING SKIRT


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Photos showing steps in constructing and mounting the satin skirt to the Foundation.

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Section E: MAKING OVERBODICE


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Pictures of construction and finishing of the Overbodice, and the decorative Bows at back.

16 files, last one added on May 05, 2016
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Section F: BACK CLOSURES & INSIDE


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Photos showing the authentic, multi-layered back closure construction of this gown.

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Section G: COMPLETED GOWN


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Pictures of the gown as completed (2 versions -- in taupe silk charmeuse with old gold coloured lace Overbodice, and in purple silk satin with cream lace Overbodice).

35 files, last one added on May 03, 2016
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Random files - 1909-A-003 (Evening/Ball Gown Pattern)
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6 viewsPattern cover for this design (Edwardian Rose pattern #1909-A-003)
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3 viewsFoundation back (wrong side), before boning.
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0 viewsThe graceful taupe charmeuse gown from the back, showing the effect of the wide, swirling train.
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0 viewsThe front of the gown, with Skirt mounted onto Bodice/Foundation with hand-stitching. A second row of either hand-stitching or machine stitching will be done parallel to, and just below this first row.
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0 viewsSatin/charmeuse Bodice pin-fitted in place over the Foundation and Underskirt (seen from side front).
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10 viewsThe antique (1909) French fashion sketch of this gown.
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Last additions - 1909-A-003 (Evening/Ball Gown Pattern)
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3 viewsHere the satin/charmeuse Bodice as well as the satin Skirt closures have been opened to show the fastened silk taffeta Foundation underneath.

The adjusting ribbon on the Foundation has been tied in a bow and the bow tucked to the inside, out of sight in this photo.

Click on the photo for close-up view, and you can see the little hand-tacked stitches at top left attaching the lace Overbodice to the Bodice/Foundation neckline edge.
May 05, 2016
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4 viewsAnother view of the Overbodice opened up, with the satin/charmeuse Skirt also closures partly opened.

If you click on the photo for a close-up, you will see the 3 snaps sewn to the top left edge of the lace Overbodice. The left back of the top Bow fastens to the two snaps at upper left, to keep the Bow in place when worn. The other snap fastens to a corresponding snap on the inside right edge of the lace Overbodice. The eye fastens to a hook on the inside of that edge as well.

Also notice the larger eye sewn vertically onto the middle back of the satin Bodice, just above the top of the Skirt. A hook on the inside of the Skirt upper edge fastens here to keep the centre back of the Skirt from drooping when worn.
May 05, 2016
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3 viewsThe upper back of the gown, opened to show the centre back of the satin (charmeuse) Bodice fastened underneath.

The bottom finished edge of the Overbodice is left unattached to the gown from the side seams to centre back, so that it drapes fluidly over the centre back of the Bodice and Skirt below.
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