One of my costuming friends, Mary Gode, was ever so kind enough to give me the newest Truly Victorian bodice pattern as a gift (thanks again, Mary!). Everyone was gushing over this new bodice, and I was no different. I had been trying to figure out a way to make a pointed vest and jacket bodice since the Rejected Dress, and both the military dress and the Sagittarius dress require vests (the latter a faux vest). This new bodice pattern gives me a template for that, and I couldn't be happier. So the red and black dress will now be Early Bustle instead of Natural Form. Don't care as long as I can make something pretty out of the fabric!
Speaking of Sagittarius...yes, that's my huge project I was talking about. I plan on making a Victorian dress for each sign of the zodiac. Eventually. More to come on that.
So, after I get done with my dress for my friend's wedding, I'll be working on my corset, then this dress. I've been submerged in Natural Form and recently Late Bustle designs, so I need to switch gears for Early Bustle again.
Speaking of my modern dress...it's getting close to being done. That is if I don't decrease the width of the hem, which I more than likely will. The hem is huge, since it's a circle skirt. As in, it's about 155in long. In comparison, my bustle skirt is about 115in or so. Because of this, and because of the longer back, I decided to pull out my bustle and put it on underneath this dress. You would think the dress was made for bustle wear. This has inspired me to possibly make my own polonaise in the future, since that's what it looked like. Interesting. A pity I don't have my camera, otherwise I would have taken a picture.
Now, I need to be good and get some work done and not go on another hunt for fashion plates...