Friday, August 10, 2012

Victorian Dress pt. 8 - bodice (2)


 Something I'm really very proud of, are the 24 bound buttonholes I made for the bodice:


 On the lining side, I handstitched the buttonholes:

 I'm very lucky to have a mom with an extensive collection of buttons, including these wonderful metal buttons (top picture) and mother of pearl buttons (bottom picture), which I will use as stay buttons:





 And this is what the whole set looks by now:





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