day dress
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Dicken's day dress (mid 1800s) for use by Miss Bela Wilfur from Our Mutual Friend.
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Items constructed for this costume:

bodice bodice


Blue plaid flannel cotton bodice with silver yoke and flange that crosses in back. Self piping on yoke, armsceye, side seam. White pearlized buttons down front. Peplum and sleeves and flange lined with blue polyester, two rows of silver polyester fabric trim on bottom of peplum.

Pattern: McCalls M5132. Alterations include separating the yoke to utilize two different fabrics and sewing the piped pieces into the seams instead of tacking on afterwards. Sleeves and peplum differ from pattern.


Blue flannel plaid cotton gathered skirt with set in waistband, back/side hook and eye closure, hidden pockets on seams. Three flounces with silver and blue polyester fabric trim.
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Faux drawn red taffeta bonnet, silver interior, purchased embroidered tieback, silver trim and blue and green purchased flowers.

Pattern base: McCalls M5129

Completed: November 2006