Sonntag, 10. November 2013

Removable train

Taday I finished the removable train for the HSF challenge. The lace arrived and I attached the rest of it to the ruffles.

To make the drawstrings I finished small strips of muslin with the serger and then turned them inside out.

Then I fixed them to train and petticoat. To still have the possibility to wear the petticoat without the strings hanging out on the side seams, I left a gap in the seams to pull them back inside the skirt while not wearing the train.
This is one of the strings attached to the skirt and pulled inside:


And here are the facts:

The Challenge: # 24: Re- Do

Fabric: unbleached muslin, about 6 metres for the train

Pattern: from "Fashions of the gilded age" vol. 1; TV 225 for the skirt

Year: 1879
Notions: 25 metres lace for the ruffles

How historically accurate is it?  Pattern and fabric are historically accurate, but it is 100% machine sewn. The lace is synthetic. Maybe 70%?

Hours to complete: 6

First worn: Not worn yet

Total cost: 25€

Here are some pictures of the finished garment:


  1. Wow, this is so perfectly ruffly and a faithful recreation of the inspiration image!!

    1. Aaaw, thank you! I was thinking of maybe adding another row at the top. What do you think?


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