I finished my beautiful lacy beast! It took me a few months, 11 yards of cotton sateen, forty yards of lace, and many hours of hand sewing, but it’s done!
This dress is based on this ensemble from the 1860s. The dress is made of cotton sateen with tulle, chantilly lace, alencon lace, embroidered lace, and beaded details. The vast majority of it was hand sewn.
The bodice is lined with cotton, lightly boned, and laces up the back. The skirt closes with hooks and weighs eight pounds thanks to all the embellishments. It has a twenty four inch waist and is worn over a steel boned corset, hoop skirt, hip roll, and petticoat. All of which were made by me!
It was a process, with lots of ups and downs but i’m really pleased with the end result. Construction notes and more photos can be found here!
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