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Friday, December 14, 2012
1950 Crinoline Project
I realized I did not post up a pic of my 1950 Crinoline project. It was super easy and fast as I really needed to only gather the top fabric and attach a set-in waistband. This crinoline was the one I selvaged from the vintage wedding gown I made my Raisin and Plum Bustle gown from! The overall length of the crinoline is 27" long, which goes perfectly under my 1950s day dress (see my prior post: A Blast to the Past http://vintageattirew-dnalof2007.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-blast-to-past-1950s-style.html). When I was looking at this crinoline I noticed it actually had five panels that were gored - good heavens! Who does this? Have you ever worked with stiff crino? It's a combat sport! I was lucky to get away with mild abrasions on my prior crinoline attempt! So, when I saw the paneling, I knew I was going to save it. Someone had worked really hard putting this vintage beauty together, and it should be saved.
What I also loved was the ribbon trim on the bottom hem. So pretty and feminine. So, it was the work of a moment to pull it all together! Enjoy!