The dress has come to the place where I can see it will work out well. All crazy thought-work is finished (mostly).
She needs a lining (candy pink cotton) with interfacing, a zipper, a hem and a thorough pressing. I’m debating making a new “fluffer.” I have a soft, modest crinoline for day wear; I think I want a stiffer one for parties. The black net and lace for it have cluttered my table long enough.
The back. I carefully positioned the pleats to match up with the seams and darts, giving the effect of a huge double box-pleat. I can’t wait to do a proper post on this dress after I finish it, but I don’t want to rush the finishing.
Looks like dimples at the top of the darts, I’ll check if it is the sewing, the pressing, or the fabric.
I just wanted to give you a peek.