After much measuring, cutting, pinning and sewing, let me just say, "IT LIVES!" That probably sounds like something you would hear around Halloween but, in this case, the phrase is justified. The bodice all but stands on its own and the spiral boning in the train of the skirt makes the hemline act as if it has a life of its own. So, without further ado....The purple people eater.
|Truly Victorian patterns were used for the skirt, petticoat and bodice. The dinner bodice pattern from the natural form era was used for the bodice with major changes to the sleeve. Lots of trim! Let the trimming begin!|
|The fantail skirt pattern was used for the skirt. The train is lovely but it needed lots of support to make it lay correctly. Horsehair braid and spiral steel boning went a long way in this case.|
|Detail shot of train.|
|Bodice and button detail|
|The necklace was made with dyed beads and a pendant from various sources.|
|Have pattern and sewing machine, will make things. Just a detail shot of the ribbon on the hat.|