The Baroque-o-Files: Tidbits and The Backs of Things

Please forgive the messy messy room!  However,
dogs are always included 🙂  The tabs will be *under* the
skirt when it’s worn. 

I’ve cut the skirt to length, with a big swooping curve to make the train but keep it floor length in the front.

From the excess cut off the bottom of the skirt, I made lots of bias for binding the bottom edge of the bodice, all those tabs.  I have to admit that I’ve not done the best job on these.  Maybe a good press with the iron will help it, but it’s not pulled as tautly as I wanted.  Luckily all those tabs will be under the waist of the skirt!

Also, here’s a shot of the back of the bodice (tabs not bound) with the sleeve pinned on.  I obviously didn’t take this photo in the bathroom mirror (lol!), so it gives you a much better idea of how these gorgeous sleeves are going to look, yay!


  • GentlewomanThief

    May 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Ooh – you've got me drooling! Looks so fabulously scrummy! Argh – damn you (in a nice way) – you've got me hankerin' for some 17th century stitching and I have more than enough 18th century and 50s projects to be getting on with!! What's a girl to do?!

  • Duchess

    May 6, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Woot! Blog-o-verse approvals! I'm so glad you guys are liking it. Now everybody drop what you're doing and make something 17th c., lol! I *ought* to be working on finishing an 1850s day dress for multiple events coming up this summer, but instead I had to do this project, hahaha. At this point things are really going to start coming together – sleeves will go on, trim will be stitched on the front, the skirt will be pleated and trimmed, etc. I can't wait to show you guys more photos!

  • E. Waterman

    May 7, 2010 at 6:47 AM

    Oh shit, i think this may urge me to like 17th century better.

    Then again, the portrait for Dreamstresses last rate that gown made me giddy too. Looked like a bad couch. In alll the best ways.

    I really love this new trim better than the first choice. You so rock.

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