I've been slowly but surely checking a few more things of my wedding sewing list.
Oh - er, no. Still haven't started on *the* dress yet. I know, I know! I need to get cracking. :)
However, I did finish my sis Aspen's dress - you can see a peek of it above in the picture, lying ont he bed with one sleeve. :) It's the most gorgeous shade of robin's egg blue cotton lawn, with a really full skirt decorated with 3 tiny tucks, a fan front, and petal sleeves with a white puffed sleeve underneath.
And the best part! We also came up with the idea to make a swiss waist to go over the top. A *pink* silk swiss waist. I think it will be awesome.
I've also been working on my corset. It's nearly finished! Just have some of the edge binding left to do. That's one reason I haven't started on my dress yet, didn't want to start it without my new corset to fit with!
I'm using a different pattern than I have before. The last two times I've made myself a corset, its been from the 'Silverado' option of the Laughing Moon corset pattern.
This time I chose the 'Dore' option. Even though it's supposed to be better for fuller figures, and the Silverado is supposed to be good for thinner figures, I think I like it better. I also ended up adding bust and hip gores to give it more shaping. So far I'm liking it alot!
And I actually splurged and got the real-deal corset material - some lovely strong white cotton coutil. Wonderful stuff! I've never had it in my hands before now, but I can easily see why its considered tip-top for period corsets. :)