This dress was made using one of my basic patterns offered for sale here on my website. (The pattern does not include instructions on making the hat, or on making the gathered lace referenced in this article, but it does include the pattern pieces for the slip and drawers – antique style panties along with all of the complete dress pattern pieces).
To go from the dress pictured on the pattern to the pink silk dress shown here, first I added length to the skirt pattern so I could give it a 2 inch hem it instead of adding lace.
I narrowed the sleeves so they were more tailored instead of full. I tailored the bodice and added strips of lace-trimmed fabric from the shoulders to where the bodice meets the skirt.
Final touches included adding Venice lace to the top part of the skirt and to the bottom edge of the sleeves, and creating a rosette at the neck and a double self-fabric bow at the waist.
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