|Simplicity: 4092 (18th Century Costume) - Type:Costumes |
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|Member since: 11/8/09 |
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|Posted on:||3/13/13 3:41 AM |
|Last Updated:||5/4/13 10:59 AM|
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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This was the second ever costume that I made. Whilst I can say that I really do love it and I'm so proud of all the work that went into it considering how little sewing experience I had at the time, it is not historically accurate AT ALL in construction. I think the pattern was released when Pirates of the Caribbean came out, as the image on the front suggests that it's for an Elizabeth Swan Costume. By appearance the design of the dress is supposed to be Robe a la Francaise without the traditional watteau pleating at the back, and the separate stomacher in the front.
Pattern Sizing: 12, I think? However I realised that if you really want the bodice to look period accurate (ie. stiff and rigid) you need to cut it a bit smaller than you actually are. I also added some extra boning. This way the boning of the bodice will do what a corset it supposed to - compress the stomach and waist and push the breasts up.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
In style yes, but I used different fabrics.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Although they can be a little confusing at times when adding the boning into the bodice, but I don't know whether that was because at the time of making I was quite an inexperienced sewing.
I never had any major issues with it though.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Very, very, very historically inaccurate, I don't like the idea of the zip of the back. Other than that, if you want a costume that resembles an 18th century dress than this is still a good pattern.
Patterned cotton (old bedsheets! lol) and white cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Instead of the zip up the back I added lacing to fasten the bodice. I still put an invisible zip into the skirt which attaches to the bodice though.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I personally would not sew this again just because it is VERY historically inaccurate. However I would recommend it so anyone who isn't bothered by the inaccuracies and wants an 18th century costume.
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