I have all the bigger pieces sewn up and the next thing would be to sew them together and add the frills. I still need to order cotton organdy for backing the bits in the dress decoration that need a bit more body to keep the intended shape. Other than that, the dress in my Vernet fashion plate is pretty unfussy and I've luckily made the hat already, so everything is chugging along nicely. A couple of photos below of the bodice I put on today to ascertain the fit and pin the bust darts:
|I didn't iron the seams and the whole thing is just pinned on, hence the wonkiness.|
|This might be the plainest bodice ever. It has a certain strait jackety air.|
I recently managed to find some Regencyesque accessories from normal, high street shops so I thought to share.
There's this paisley shawl, not exactly a period pattern, but close enough and I like the colours and the price was ok. Of course there are several places online where to find these too.
|The shawl measures ca. 70cm x 220cm|
|The reverse side|