Sewing, Needlework and Hats
Lorraine drafts the patterns based on books showing patterns taken from 1780’s garments.
We just bought this cane for Rosamonde and the Swords for Danceny & Valmont at a very low price from www.popularlink.com.
1/8″ gold mesh fabric
gold Mylar Xmas tinsel
The ruffle on the completed sleeve.
Straw and Mylar hat for Mme. Rosamonde
Valmont’s vest is made from an Indian skirt from Value Village. Lorraine cuts the vest of muslin, then applies sections of the embroidered pattern to the muslin so that it looks like it was embroidered in a single piece.
Photocall picture for Poster
Cecile’s dress made of a recycled dyed wedding gown, and stretch Panne velvet.
Lorraine hand-quilts a pattern for Tourvel’s Petticoat:
The top 6″ of the skirt has no quilt batting between the layers so that there will not be too much bulk at the waist.
The waistband has the skirt cartridge pleated to the sides and back (flat in front) to deal with the bulk of the fabric (two layers of muslin & one of silk, folded over).
Making Emilie’s hat.
Valmont’s coat is made of a sari.
The edge is cut off from the sari, the coat made from the middle pieces, and then the edge is reapplied in a curve with small tucks on the inside edge to make the pattern flow as if it were embroidered in a curve.
Edge pieces are also used to make the collar, cuffs and pocket flaps.
To be continued…