|Needs a bit of a press through the skirt, but otherwise...|
I still need to do the button loops and attach the self-covered buttons at the corners of the front piece. I also need to make a proper sash and acquire one very large black hat, complete with very large black feathers.
|The gathered front bust is *huge*, very puffy, very giant-1790s-puff.|
|The design of the back came from the green/gold gaulle in The Duchess.|
|The sleeves were troublesome - they didn't come out with the fullness like in The Duchess, but there is a little pleating. I set them the 18th century way with the top-stitched shoulder strap.|