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Janet Arnold 1860s recap
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It was the time before I started my Live Journal in documentating my costumes, sewing...etc. It was around Nov 2010 and I was busy making something to wear to attend Proclamation Day celebration 2010. For my records, I should document what I have done...etc.

c1861-4 bodice (Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion 2 page 22)
It was made with Jim Thompson thai silk. Thai silk has been pre-washed by hand. It is correct, you can prewash by hand. Jim Thompson silk comes with an instructions about how to pre-wash thai silk.

The bodice was made using the pattern from Janet Arnold pattern of fashion book. I did not know how to blow up pattern at the time, and I actually drafted the inch squares by hand, so time consuming. The most time consuming time of making this bodice is the sleeves, which made up of so many layers and I lost count how many. The sleeves were made with silk organza and edged with the thai silk.

Here are some pictures of the bodice.
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One thing is missing and I have not done yet. I wanted to do it this year but did not have time to do it. It is the collar. If you look at Janet Arnold's pattern, there is a collar to do. Hope to do it next year.

c1856-60 skirt (Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion 1 Page 67)
It is a skirt with three flounces.
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Now it is the combo.
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