|Half a casaquin, the lovely and somewhat strange pleats in back.|
Those of you on Facebook already know all about this, have seen the in-progress photos, but I'll do a proper blog post about it.
|The petticoat in progress, and the jacket fabric just draped on, |
to see how it would all look together.
|The former Robe a l'Anglaise wasn't an ugly dress, but i was unwearable. |
The bodice was made to go over a Victorian corset
(because I did not have stays at the time) and the neckline
was too wide and too low.
|The completed walking-length petticoat, in changeable taffeta, |
dusky blue shot with pale gold. I love this length of skirt but
have never made one - and the shoes sticking out the
bottom, love that!
I'll update you all again as the casaquin ensemble completes. This will be worn to a Women In The Arts presentation and fundraiser, on November 6th, and will be part of a tableaux on drawing and painting in the past.