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I forgot that I had pictures. I took another picture and now here they are. The finished bodice, with closures:

I wore it around for a while after that, so I snapped a pic of it on:

It could definitely stand being about an inch longer in the waist. I am hoping that making a somewhat wide belt will be enough to cover the gap and skirt waistband without the bodice pulling out. If not, Plan B is to baste the belt to the bodice.

Overskirt as it is so far, with the ruffle and silk header attached. I did this by layer the ruffle and overskirt wrong sides together with the silk header right and ruffle right sides together. Machine sewed them all, then flipped the header up and attached it by hand at the top. This kept everything nice and neat with all the seam allowances encased.

I really like the way the net looks over the silk. It looks kind of coarse in pictures and really isn't particularly fine net, but from a distance it looks lovely and airy and sheer. Also, have I mentioned, NO hemming!? [personal profile] elizabeth_mn told me that early bustle should make you look like a little cake. I think lace trimmed ruffled net totally qualifies.

I was super lazy yesterday and only managed to try everything on and swan around in it for a bit. Today I'm going to cut out the belt/sash/butt bow. Tomorrow will probably not involve much sewing because I'm going on the train in costume with friends (like last year)! Hopefully no dastardly train robbers are about! ;p

Date: 2017-06-10 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2017-06-10 09:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] atherleisure
Gorgeous! Definitely baste everything together; then there need be no worries when you wear it. Besides, the skirt probably won't want to stay at the raised waist without basting - and it's period!

Date: 2017-06-11 12:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] koshka_the_cat
Beautiful! I love the net over the silk too :)

And that's a fashionable level for the waist. Baste and you'll be fine!

Date: 2017-06-11 01:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elizabeth_mn
It's true, it should look like a little cake, and it does! So cute!

The waist is very short and I think it looks perfect for the era. You nailed it.

Date: 2017-06-11 01:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] newmoonstar
So beautiful!! Definitely not too short for the early 70s- just baste it and it'll be perfect. :)

Date: 2017-06-11 03:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starlightmasque
OH WOW!!! You're lucky I am three times your size or I'd just steal it from you.

Date: 2017-06-11 03:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mandie_rw
The trim is so pretty! Definitely little-cake worthy. :D

Date: 2017-06-11 04:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nuranar
That is just exquisite. The attention to detail and the fluffiness is just right! And I love the fit on the shoulders. I'm really wanting something like that for my own ball gown.

A lot of my 1860s stuff has ended up an inch short in the waist, too. I wonder how it happens?

Date: 2017-06-11 09:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sewtimely
How lovely! I worked with a silk net on a project, and what a joy it was to work with. Single most expensive fabric I've ever used. I love how it came out on yours.

We'll need photos together at CoCo. I'll be wearing an 1876 confectionary number, though my floof will be at the hem. :)

Date: 2017-06-12 04:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sewtimely
Oooooh, lovely! I debated to a swag look like on the woman on the left on the center front of the gown, but decided to keep thing simple.

Date: 2017-06-12 06:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] theladyrebecca
So pretty! I love how frothy all the net and trimming make it look!


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