|The front crossing. The ties will meet with as-yet-existent ties on the sides. I love the adjustability of the drawstring, too...one can go from modest lady to regency floozy in seconds!|
Last night's festivities included making the second half of the front, and also adding in a couple under-bodice pieces. These aren't much of a bodice, just a couple straps that attach at the side seams and will be laced across the front of my really-old-ugly-and-shoddy Regency stays.
|under-bodice pieces, no lacing holes yet, just pinned.|
|The back, now with both straps hand-sewn into place. I did some adjusting with the angle of the straps, to get it to fit my actual shoulders (as opposed to my dress form's), although it may still be too wide|
|Please talk me out of leaving the train on the back of the skirt. I love it, it's soooo pretty, but so impractical, especially for a day event on turf, and with crowds. Oh but can't I just carry it around in my hand?|