Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Kelly's wedding: Kelly's dress

Hi all! A big welcome to new Sarah's Clothespress visitors. I am Sarah, Kelly's friend and maid of honor. I am sewing her wedding dress and the dresses for the other bride's maid (Kelly's sister) and myself. I am posting pictures of the dresses as I complete them, so that Kelly's friends and relations have a chance to see them. (also, a few of my curious friends will come look too). Enjoy!

Garment Data:
- Type: Wedding dress
- Date made: 2007-08
- Pattern: ? McCall's, I believe: I'll look up the number and edit this to include it!
- Fabric: White Satin, White Lace
- Trim: White ribbons (rosettes)
- Time to finish: long
- Notes: pattern is no longer published

Kelly's new wedding dress! Except for a few small details, it is completely done, as of March 19th, 2008!

Here is a detail of the bodice, showing the lace overlay and small rosette, as well as the band added as an off-the-shoulder sort of sleeve.

Here is another detail picture, showing the lace overlay better.

Here is a detail of the lower hem. There are rosettes on six ruched-up areas around the hem, each of which exposes lace trim beneath.

More pictures will follow, as the other dresses come along!!!
Please feel free to comment!

Friday, March 7, 2008

15th Century

Truly, the age of Geoffrey Chaucer was one of Poetry.

Most sincerely yours,


9th Century

A friend visits the Anglo-Saxons - perhaps she is a Dane?

Most sincerely yours,


17th Century

I tried to join the court, but was not fine enough

Most sincerely yours,


19th Century

This gown is modeled after a picture I saw of the "Biedermeier" time period, an epoch in German history pretty much synonymous with the Regency period in England.

Most sincerely yours,


Childhood attempts

At age seven, I decided to run away to sea

At age ten I tried to join the Merry Men and got sidetracked by malevolent elves.

At age 15 I joined Robert of Locksley and his band of Merry Men

Most sincerely yours,



Welcome to Sarah's clothespress! This is where I, Sarah, will show you all of the clothing I am proud of having made, as well as sundry other items I have crafted over the years.
Please peruse at your leisure, and enjoy the sights. I welcome feedback!

Most sincerely yours,

~ Sarah