elizabeth_mn: (seaside)
You guys remember this at all?

wool brocade (1)

Right after I last posted I brought these to work and my coworkers unanimously liked the plummy purple wool/silk with the lighter brocade. I bought out the rest of the bolt: about 7.5 yds.

I have enough of the solid that I want to make it into a Nice Plain Wool Dress, bodice and skirt, maybe a few pleats but nothing fancy. With 7.5 yd of 60" fabric I can do that easily. I want a nice plain winter dress I can wear alone or add fichus and fun over-bodices to.

Then I will use my wool brocade to make an accent piece I can swap in to change things up as desired.

Here are the plates that are currently speaking to me for the brocade bodice.

Left one here with the solid vest detail.

Left one here.
La Mode Illustrée, 1870:

Before I dive in to this I am going to finish my new undies and possibly a new corset.
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