Realistically, can you incorporate a historical piece into your everyday wear? When does it become costuming or a Cosplay outfit?
This dress idea is the first of three dresses I’m developing with aspects from these their costumes that have blown me away. This first dress uses my block patterns.
|Here's my line drawing and basic bodice block.|
The skirt I've added isn't the same as the costume dress. I’m a bit too short to carry off a full gathered skirt and not have this dress look like a costume piece.
|A close up of the dress bodice. It's fully lined|
This skirt has pockets in the side seams using a Kwik Sew pocket pattern piece. The pocket is sewn into the side seam and joins into the waistline.
|I left the bodice darts and concentrated on getting the bodice angles and neckline to work|
|Here's a close up of the shoulders/neckline|
|Bodice back view using self covered buttons and an invisible zip.|
The blouse fabric is made from reused curtain lining I bought at a local Vinnies shop. I've used my basic no-dart block pattern for the blouse.
|Mustard poly poplin skirt lining just in case...|