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!
LaurenMay 6, 2010 at 4:02 AM
Wow!!!! Just amazing and beautiful!
KatinkaMay 6, 2010 at 9:37 AM
Beautiful! You got the neckline so perfect, and the sleeves are shaping up to be amazing.
AnonymousMay 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM
I love these sleeves !
GentlewomanThiefMay 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?!
GloriaMay 6, 2010 at 2:13 PM
Wow, I love the sweep of the skirt. And seeing the sleeve put on in the fashion fabric, I love it even more.
IsisMay 6, 2010 at 3:07 PM
Looks great! And very inspiring! And here I sit and can't sew. Aaaargh!
DuchessMay 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. WatermanMay 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.