Saturday, 27 February 2010

I’ll do just about anything to be able to show pictures of myself…

Johannaelisabet is working on the pierrot in Kvinnligt mode and said she would be happy to see some of my version of it. The original is made of a striped cotton/silk blend, mine is just striped cotton. I didn't have much fabric, so I made no try to match the stripes, though I accidentally did a very good job on the sleeves. The lack of fabric is also the reason why the frill has the stripes going in the other directions. It's also still a work in progress, the sleeves have no cuffs and the front is pinned shut instead of buttons. I need to do some alternations, as the front is both too wide and to high at the top, and the waist is a little bit too low. Incidentally you can also see how different underpinnings makes for a different silhouette.

Here’s the first time I wore it. I had my chemise a la reine underneath, which made the silhouette pretty straight.
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No bum-roll made the basque slope down rather sorrily. And considering I have a narrow back, I look rather broad. I'm wearing it over me red linen stays that were to wide in the back, and I think that shows.
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My weight is about the same here, but with another pais of stays, and it shows. No bumroll still, but several petticoats. (Don't mind that my cap is trying to escape, please.)
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And finally with a bumroll, which I think improved the silhouette even more.
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7 comments:

The Dreamstress said...

Fantastic! And definitely better with the second pair of stays and the bumroll! And the way the stripes matched on the sleeves is amazing!

Madame Berg said...

I have always loved that jacket! I started to make one myself but it never got anywhere. Now I have donated the intended fabric to my stepdaughter with hopes that she makes one! You look great, as always! :D

Isis' Wardrobe said...

The Dreamstress: Thank you! Yes, it does- I never really thought about how the shape got affected until I looked at all these pics at the same time. The matching is completely accidental- though perhaps I shouldn't say that... :-)

Madame Berg: It's so cute, isn't it?

Thiefy Wench/Quintefoil said...

Oh yay for pierrots! Thanks for posting these - I'm in the planning stages of a pierrot myself. Amazing how much difference underpinnings can make!

Lovely, lovely, lovely! :)

Isis' Wardrobe said...

Thank you! Good underpinnings is essential, it makes such difference! And don't they have such a fun name? I love saying it. :-D

Lauren said...

I love, love, love your jacket. Yes, good fitting stays make all the difference in the world. You look awesome!

Isis' Wardrobe said...

Thank you, Lauren!

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