|So far so good - and sleeves that FIT!|
Yesterday I thought to finish it. I fitted the sleeves over my mannequin's shoulders (a good indication that they will fit my shoulders), and applied the shoulder straps by hand. I turned up the edge of the bodice, in preparation for the skirt, but the skirt has turned out to be harder than I thought.
|Fitting the sleeve over the shoulder and basting in place|
|Applying the shoulder strap on-the-form.|
|From Patterns of Fashion, the shape of the skirt on the Vandyked dress (pg 42).|
|Reference image in Costume in Detail, pg 69. The bottom left sketch shows the inside of the bodice, with the extra fullness of the skirt turned down.|
|The back of my bodice, awaiting the skirt.|