Now I have some new frilly whites - combinations and a petticoat to fit over my bustle. I had to wash them to get all the chalk marks off, so now they're dripping dry in the bathroom. Maybe there will be fewer wrinkles to iron out this way. *crosses fingers*
I'm also working on a new bustle dress that I'll call 'The Very Merry Christmas Dress.' This will make perfect sense to you when you see it, but for now no pictures. It's pretty on-the-nose, both colorwise and fabric pattern-wise (there are small pine trees woven into the fabric!) I don't usually get into themed dresses like this, but honestly the guild does enough Victorian Christmas events that it'll get plenty of use, so I'm going for it! Here's my to-do list:
- Hem underskirt
- Make and apply self-trim to underskirt (this can wait until last, or be added later)
- Construct overskirt (
it's cut out and marked for pleatingin progress) Mock up bodice, make changes to pattern as needed Cut outand construct bodice Make a paper small-scale model for a tall hat from this doll-sized diagram, make changes as necessary and scale up pattern(or come up with plan B) ETA: Plan B it is!
- Construct tall hat during slow evenings at work
- If I miraculously have time, make a shoulder cape and small muff trimmed with faux beaver fur.