As my entry for the Historical Costume Inspiration Festival, I would like to present the ‘Maria Bodice’.
This is only part of a full ensemble I am working on, but I didn’t have that done in time for the festival. It wasn’t until partway through this week that I even realized that I could enter just the bodice. However, as I have specifically designed this cotume to be flexible – where you can use just the skirt, or just the blouse, or even the bodice mixed and matched with other items — it seems appropriate that I show it off alone.
Here are the pictures that inspired this project:
|You can see the princess seaming in this piece, another element I incorporated into my own project.|
My main interest in this Dirndl that Julie Andrews wears in the sound of music is the fact that the bodice laces up the back. I don’t believe I have ever seen a dirndl made that way. Most of them lace up the front. I also like the sleeves on her blouse. 😀
Seeing as how the thing I really wanted in my own dirndl was the back lacing, I didn’t follow the styling of Maria’s exactly. Mine is crafted of some faux suede and the lacing and binding on the edges is bias tape that I made. Incidentally, the fabric I used for the bias tape is the same that I am making the skirt out of.
Sew much fun,