Jenny La Fleur
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so it begins
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sweet_lil_yank From: sweet_lil_yank Date: January 6th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC) (link)
I LOVE the back of that TV pattern, but I really dislike the front. I was thinking of getting it just for the back, and drafting out my own front. Let me know how the directions go!

Also, I just checked all the photos of extant garments between 1870-1876. Out of about 3,000 photos, I'd say 80% of them had piping in the shoulder seam. I'd vote you do it.

I'm currently working on a few bustle gowns for myself (a cotton practice one, a cheap silk practice one, and the expensive silk one), plus 4 other bustle gowns for an 1873 wedding in May. Every dress they picked as inspiration had piping, as did the one I'm reproduced, had piping on the shoulder seams.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 7th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC) (link)
I like both - hopefully I will still say the same after working on it!

Thanks so much for the info and good luck with your bustle wardrobe - it sounds like fun!
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