lauantai 21. kesäkuuta 2014

The Courtois dress - The End Is Nigh

Despite the house move in late May I've managed to sew steadily though I feel like I've had a mad case of the sewing ADD having the dance dress, the Courtois dress, the 18th century riding habit on the sewing table all at the same time.

I realised that I haven't really done anything for the Courtois dress for a long time, and when I finally found ribbon for it when I was in Helsinki a couple of weeks past, I dug out the skirts and the bodice.
I've since attached the narrow ribbon on the skirts to cover the upper edges of the pleated ruffles on both the skirts. I also changed the red ribbon I had used temporarily to gather the centre front of the overskirt to a more suitable blue. I still want to attach some wide ribbon loops or rosettes on the sides or on the back of the overskirt, like on  some fashion plates I've seen.

I have ordered lace for the dress and once it comes I'll be able to really finish this project. I'm hoping to take the dress out and have some nice pictures taken as there are several 1870s and 1880s houses and locations in my home town. So apart from this one pic, no more photos until it's entirely finished!

I'm thinking I'd like to add those ribbon loops/rosettes just below where the bodice tail ends.