I finished up TT and the eyelets today. I took a whole series of making eyelets pics with a future “how to do this” page in mind. Not sure I will bother though, there are already a couple eyelet how tos online. Any interest in seeing one on my pages?
Anyway, after I finished, I tried on the whole outfit. It’s looking good if I do say so myself. I marked where the sleeve eyelets need to go and am waiting for Mom to help me mark the hem. Yep wearing the dress as I type. :>
A few other fixes made themselves apparent as well. The camicia sleeves are definitely too long. At this point rather than make a new one, which I’m not real excited about doing, I think I am just going to hem the sleeves up a bit. Six inches should do it. I also need to sew a hook and eye below the gown lacing so the skirt doesn’t gap there. One large hook one each side should do it.
The biggest thing is that the corded bodice is just not terribly comfortable. Not sure what to do about that. It’s fine standing up but when I sit down it digs into my waist and gapes most annoying at the midriff area. I want my midriff compressed not sticking out more than normal!
I think the problem may be that it’s too long, I think it’s actually a little below my waist in places. I’m going to try trimming it down. I’m also thinking about maybe cutting off the front point (perhaps that is exacerbating the problem?) and/or adding a busk in the center front. I don’t know. I didn’t have any of these problems with the last one which makes it doubly annoying. Good thing I haven’t put the binding on huh?