All the trim is stitched onto the skirt overlays, some by machine, some by hand. That was a lot of faffing, but they look really nice. Next step was to lay the lapels onto the side bodice pieces, stitch the lining/facing pieces on, and turn through. Then I pinned the assembled side pieces onto the bodice insert, and had a look. Too much pink again!
So, more embellishment- do I go for the black lace applique, or more organza?
There’s all sorts of hidden niceness in there, just for my delight, little off-cuts of guipure lace and ribbon…yum! The whole caboodle will next have the waistband attached before the skirt goes on. Sleeves are already assembled. The fastening will be fiddly- tiny buttons and loops all down the back, but also a zip for convenience. There’s still a way to go with this baby I’m afraid.
Notice that the lapel sections don’t lie flat against the insert, they gape/pouch a little. This is not an error, it’s all appropriate for the period, and also allows potential extra room for the bazooms!
What else? Oh yes, popped to Dunelm earlier this week for an extra 1.5m of this nice clock-print fabric, so that I can squeeze out the Reconstructing History 1910s peplum skirt, on the heap for the grand cutting out session I’m planning. I took the opportunity to grab up a couple of pink flowers to add to my currently-all-white picture hat, to wear with this dress. Nice colour match!
And that’s that for now. It’s my mum’s birthday tomorrow, and I will be trying to go back to work on Monday, which I’m sure will hit my current poor energy levels pretty hard. There might be a gap before I get cracking again, unless I use this weekend wisely!