|The gown: I didn't have any pale pink ribbon handy so I used cotton tape for the polonaise.|
|Side view: unfortunately Prudence (my dress form) and I are not the same size so the gown doesn't have the right shape here.|
|Front view with the new petticoat, which needs a ruffle.|
|The back - the fabric doesn't lay perfectly flat in spots. Next time I have to sit at a table and can't pleat / sew while watching The Tudors on the couch. Also the pleats should have a little more fabric on the fold to create more of a flap.|
The blue arrows show where I should have tucked more fabric under the pleats which would create more fullness at the skirt. As you can see, it kind of goes flat.
|The sleeve is top stitched to the shoulder strap.|
Which shoes work best with the pink fabric?
|Or the black?|
I'm also on the fence about trim. I intend for this gown to be late 1780s. It seems incomplete and I'm wondering it would work better if it was trimmed with a box pleat around the neckline and sleeves, and possibly a cuff.