By Tom Tierney
Illustrations of real costumes, as depicted in historical mosaics and sculpture, show dresses of all classes--from uncomplicated tunics of early Christian commoners and physique armor of Roman warriors to a pallium embellished with crosses, worn through a clergyman of the tenth century; and finely brocaded gown of a 12th-century Byzantine princess. sneakers, headgear, and hair kinds also are provided in a suite certain to motivate and enjoyment colorists and gown designers. Descriptive captions.
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Push the gathers up so the first 1˝ of each strap is not gathered and will go through the clip easier. Basic Bodice 1. Pin a strap 1/2˝ in from each side of the top edge of the back bodice piece, right sides together. Match the strap’s unfinished edge with the top edge of the bodice. Baste the straps to the bodice. 2. Press the top bodice edge ruffle in half, with wrong sides together and long edges matching. Sew gathering stitches along the long, raw edge. Press bodice ruffle, wrong sides together.
Topstitch 1/4˝ from each pocket’s top edge. 12. Use your ruler to measure 3˝ from each side of the lower bodice piece. Mark the fabric with your fabric marker. 13. Shift your ruler so it is perpendicular to the hem 18. Sew gathering stitches along the top edges of the of the bodice piece and the edge of the ruler is alongside the mark you made. Measure and mark 2˝ up from the bottom. front and back panels. Match the gathered top edge of the front lower panel with the raw edge of the bottom front bodice to the bottom raw edge of the lower panel, right sides together.
Set aside. Underskirt 1. To mark the ruffle locations, draw a straight line from side seam to side seam 1 /2˝ from the bottom edge of the underskirt. Draw 2 more lines above the first, each parallel to the first line and 2˝ apart. 8. Clip the curves of the armholes and trim the corner edges so they’ll be nice and crisp. Turn the bodice right side out, gently pushing out all seams and corners so they lie flat. Press the stitched edges. Starting at one of the side seams, topstitch all the way around the sewn edge of the bodice.