I originally intended to wear it to the Jane Austen Festival in Kentucky, back in July, but I had to cancel my trip on account of the 18th century shoes being delivered, so the gown got buried on my couch, under other projects and occasionally a dog.
The other day I decided it needed some attention, especially since I'd like to wear it to a ball coming up in November, in Tennessee. I have to make at least a feeble attempt to look good standing next to Maggie, so this is it.
You can read more about the start of this gown, including references and whatnot, here. For the latest progress, I added the sleeves, and learned my lesson (again) about armscyes and why it's good to have small holes and not big holes for your arms.
I also put the hem in. I have yet to add the last two ties, to keep the gown closed.
|Lilly the dressform doesn't have stays on in this photo,|
so she looks quite..well..that's not really flattering, is it...
Since this picture, I've got both layers together, and boning channels placed, and for some insane reason added some quilting, to add body, since these stays are so soft and scantily boned.
More photos to come, when I get the stays done and the whole costume put together :-)