This has been an exciting sewing week. Not only is the green gown complete, my American Duchess shoes arrived! Here are some photos featuring the gown's last few stitches.
|The pleated pinned road is all prick stitched in place.
The shoulder strap was top stitched to the sleeve. I could only make one pleat.This time I placed it at the top of the shoulder, instead of just behind the shoulder, which was inspired by one of the V&A miniature portraits.
|I ended up using two kinds of lining as I tried to use scraps that I had handy.
|The gown waiting for its hem.
|And the new shoes!
|I loooove that heel!
|Overall I think it came out fairly well.