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1860s Civil War Era Dress
Sorry, I don't. I borrowed it from a friend, but I don't know where she got it from.
Where did you get your crinoline? I plan on making an 1860's dress, but I do not want to make the crinoline, and I was wondering if you had any suggestions.
Thanks! Yes, you could easily change the shoulder seam so that it was not dropped but it would not be very period accurate if you did. The dresses in this era had dropped sleeves to make the shoulders look wider and thus giving the illusion of a smaller waist. I prefer fitted shoulders too but had to make them dropped in order to be period accurate.
Looks fabulous, congratulations on a well deserved win. Could you make it with the sleeves/shoulders more fitted as I find the slightly dropped shoulder seams where the sleeve joins uncomfortable and unflattering to the larger chested figure. Not sure how authentic the alterations would be. Again, congratulations on winning, well deserved.
congratulations on the win!! all that hard work really deserved it :P
Well done, very impressive.
What a fantastic dress. You did a great job!
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