After fiddlage and fussling (technical terms), I think I've got this pet en l'air working. I apologize for the lack of in-progress photos (new camera comes tomorrow!), but I will show you the interior of this jacket in a future post. For now, here are some photos of the almost-done pet:
|Mostly done - needs trimming on the other sleeve, and also gold bows, yay!|
|Here's the back. Depending on what happens on my actual body (since I am longer waisted than my dress form), I may add a line of boning on the side back there, where you see the wrinkle.|
I have a petticoat to finish and a cap to make before Friday's "Winter White" exhibition at the Nevada Historical Society, to which I will be wearing this ensemble. With the power of my new pineapple-reticule-sized camera I shall capture photos of pretty costumed ladies, mannequins in historic gowns, and myself in this outfit, so you guys can see the final thing on a body it fits, as opposed to my modern-shaped dress form.
|Pleaty trim down the front edges and around the back of the neck. Gold satin-covered buttons, and a comperes (false) front. The buttons are functional.|
|Pleaty trim on the 3/4 sleeves. I've since added golden bows to the top, where the seam is, and I might tack in some lace flounces to finish the look, but we'll see.|