January 6th, 2011

Bodice and over-chemise

Here's some pics of the progress so far. I did the body part of the over-chemise today, which is made of tissue linen that I dyed ice blue. There's more of the lacing rings in back, and it has a drawstring neckline. I'm still trying to decide if I want to gather under the bust or not.

It looks a little wonky in the back, because the fitting system hasn't arrived here, and Antoinette is shorter waisted than I am.

I have to make a mockup of the sleeves for the ice blue layer, but once the sleeves are done, I pretty much have to put the whole project on hold until the trim gets here. How long does it take mail to get to FL from Cincinnatti?