Re: growth with a Back lacing child's gown
- Colleen, yes the gown bodice is finished and the skirts are then tacked on. Re the disscussion on growith tucks on the bodice, have never seen them so far on a fitted gown bodice (either back or front) with attached skirts. Growth tucks on the bodice and back appear on gowns that have the skirts integral to the bodice. The bodice shaping comes thru those tucks. Two entirely different styles. Hallie
--- In 18cLife@yahoogroups.com, Colleen Humphreys wrote:
> Was it you who said that the gowns were finished separately, skirts and bodices, and tacked together?
> I made little Anna's gown this way, a petticoat that had a slit in the back, and was tacked to the gown at the sides and back. I made it slightly loose, but, in my family (and Anna), kids grow taller much faster than they grow wider! So I made the bodice a smidge long, and tacked the skirts a smidge high (on the bodice, to match her waist). Those who had done actual research all were pleased with the end look, so it worked, anyway.
> On Jan 28, 2013, at 11:33 AM, "*Mary*" wrote:
> > that is very helpful. I will be changing the way I construct little gowns! Question, on a bodiced gown, with the front of the bodice not stitched down, do I make a pleat in the front of the bodice to allow for it to be let out as well? The skirt fullness won't matter if the bodice won't expand. Or just leave extra in the sides, and then reset the skirt? And is the floating skirt in the front on a waistband? Or is the whole skirt on a waistband, and only attached at the sides and back? Sorry for so many questions, but I would rather do the next one right! Thank you for your help!