|...and re-prick stitched.|
The pleats came out better this time. There is more fabric and fullness beneath the pleats, which wasn't the case in my first attempt (and an issue I had with the pink summer gown). My lesson learned: don't cut fabric late at night.
I'm happy to report that the sleeves are completed and ready to be set. (The lining is sewn to the fashion fabric using the 18th century technique that I used in my needlework bag.)
Next: attaching the bodice and skirt panels, and lots more pleating.
Deadline: Two weeks to go!