Under Dress

I’ve been in an absolute frenzy the past few days but making so much wonderful progress!  I now am far enough along on my Aunt Bonnie’s white dress to have something worth showing.  🙂

The photos below show the foundation for the corset and bodice, as well as one of the three skirt layers.  I debated sewing all three layers directly to the outer dress.  Instead, the two layers of chiffon will be attached to the outer dress and the lining is attached here.  This way the seams can face towards each other and a finished surface is what will face towards the body, which I imagine will be more comfortable.

In the outer dress the distinction between the corset and bust will be a bit more pronounced, as they’ll be made of different fabrics.  For the under dress, different fabric wasn’t necessary and the boning runs the full length to provide the best support.  Still I think you can really begin to see the shape this dress is taking!


3 Responses to “Under Dress”

  1. 1 Granti (Aunt Bonnie)
    May 19, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Wowie Wow! Maybe I’m showing my couture ignorance – but if it looks anywhere as good on me as it does on the dress form, I’m ecstatic. Very nice job, girlie.

  2. 2 goffcouture
    May 19, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Bonnie I’m so glad you’re pleased! In the case of the black and blue dress, it looked even *better* on you than on the dress form, IMHO and I’m planning on the same holding true again.

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