And I went fabric shopping. Red and white stripes just seems to be one of those fabrics that isn't around when you want it. I found thin stripes in too-light cotton, or fat stripes in too-heavy upholstery canvas, and nothing at all in taffetas, linens, or wools. I know online sources have it, but I just won't pay that much for fabric, sorry.
|Red silk-ish, and off-white sheer stripe.|
|The red pinned around the form and pulled up in the "skirt" to see how it will drape.|
|These are my buttons and I'm sticking to them.|
|1789 - cool tied back detail on the skirt.|
|1784 - like the sleeves on this one, and the big bow at the front of the bodice.|
|1782 - again, cool sleeves. You'll see all of these have lace around the neckline, flopped over like a collar, which seems distinctly 1780s, and might be a nice touch.|
|Re-purposed voile from an old Regency frock.|
|New new stays, high in front, and also higher on the strap tabs. I've made these strapless, but thinking of ribbon straps over the shoulders. Front and back closing.|
And that's the progress so far! I have more boring stuff to do before I can cut into the red, but hopefully those foundations will make the final silhouette that much more correct :-). Until next time...