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get something sewn and wearable by dinner. I think I'm gonna go for a smaller bustle and a petticoat or two for the blue and copper outfit. And possibly the yoke for the skirt itself. But I'm gonna hold off on cutting the actual silk itself until I get the bodice patterned too, to make sure I don't run out of fabric.
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For my blue and copper dress I need a short bustle, one that won't poke out below the planned knee length skirt. I was all set to start one from scratch when I remembered I had one I started a few years ago. I was working with this Ageless Patterns bustle pattern, but of course like most of their stuff, the directions are nonexistent, and when I couldn't make it work right, I gave up and into the unfinished pile it went. (Looking back now I think part of the problem was using hoop steel instead of springs, so it wouldn't curve like it was supposed to, but that's not the point.)

Anyway, I pulled it out in it's unfinished state, which looked like this.


As you can see, it's basically a series of vertical bones.

What I did to it was to add two horizontal bones, and here's what it looks like now. )
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but I did take pictures of what I picked up in NYC today~

The main focus of the day was getting fabric for Mom's dress for the Titanic dinner. She's going with this Liberty of London gown from the Met. She decided to go with a nice light sage green for the color, and we found some lovely silk charmeuse for it.

As for me, I picked up a wild purple and blue dupioni. I'm thinking of a combination of this and this for it. I don't know when I'm going to do it, but probably not for Dress U.

On the other hand, I did pick up fabric for something I am going to do for Dress U. I got this striped blue and copper silk a few months ago, but there was only three and a half yards, so it got binned while I contemplated what to do with it. I finally decided what to do for the Mad Hatter tea party, so I grabbed the solid copper silk today for my idea. The color match really is a lot better than it looks in this picture. So anyway, what I want to do is basically this gown with some slight differences, make it a bit steampunkish. I'm only going to do one tier on the skirt, so it'll be knee length instead, and the bodice/collar might be a bit different as well. I'll figure that out when I actually start working on it. And this also means I'll need to make myself a short bustle, as I only have my long lobstertail bustle and the 1872 hooped bustle from Corsets and Crinolines.

And lastly, we hit a couple of the stores in the wholesale district to pick up some jewelry. I grabbed a couple nice choker sets, as well as some hair pins, and lastly an adorable pair of fascinators. The one looks kind of blue in this picture, but it's actually bright purple.

And that was today \o/

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