The project is done, but you all will just have to wait to see it. For now, I’m gonna give you little snippets of it so I can make my posts more detailed!
And now back to the project: After a little bit of tweaking, I got the modesty panel to be just right… I had a really hard time getting the pretend chiffon to work properly… or how I wanted. I had to manually pin each gather where they were supposed to be, instead of the usual, gathering-thread-then-sew method. It was kind of a pain, but I managed.
It is lined with the same hospital sheets I used for my Regency petticoat. It was finished with a chiffon edge.
|Panel, not yet attached.|
In attempts to make sure the panel was the right shape and fit, I got a little creative.
|I don’t think I’ve looked that attractive
in a long time…
Well, maybe I got a lot creative. It seemed to look okay though….
So, with the panel now done, I inserted it after the sleeves in; and here’s what it looked like:
|On my clone.|
Isn’t the turquoise-blue gorgeous????
|On me and my late 1860’s corset 😄|
I don’t have a 1910’s corset yet, so I’m improving with the one I do have. Since this is only for the top of the gown, I figured there wouldn’t be much of a difference in size or shape.