In my last post I shared the making of the Truly Victorian 1870 Blouse Waist, pattern TV401. It has the most glorious sleeves!
The hi-low fall of the sleeve hem reminded me of the hi-low hems of more recent fashion skirts. I imagined these two pieces in a Historybounding pairing and went in search of a skirt pattern.
The perfect pattern is available through the Do It Better Yourself Club website as a.............free...............yes, FREE, pattern!
The pattern is available in a downloadable format with layering to print your size. All instructions for printing are there for you to follow. I happily downloaded the free pattern and decided to print it without choosing a layer/size or length or front cutout option. That wasn't the best idea as I had forgotten I was low on ink. But all was not lost! I simply chose my size on my crazily printed pages and followed that line legend on my computer and then highlighted it on the pattern.
So please don't think that the following photos represent the actual pattern. The pattern is wonderful! My attention to available ink is not! And here is my chosen size and options pattern which covers a large part of my queen-size bed!
I chose the long length since I'll be wearing this for a wedding but also chose the saucy high front to show off my really adorable American Duchess Colette Button Boots. These boots are appropriate for historical impressions from 1890 -1920 but I've worn them for multiple eras and modern wear. I can wear them for hours walking and dancing without a care. They are my favorite boots!
|Making the cookies.|
|Ingredients and tools for icing.|
|Tea goes perfectly with cookie decorating!|
|After drying overnight, the cookies are ready for the trim.|
|Details added with light brown icing.|
|Details painted with edible gold luster dust.|