Monday, October 22, 2012

Slow & steady: Dress Progress

I don't know if I mentioned this on my blog, but we had a set-back with the historic dress that Sis. Hicks is helping me sew. She deemed it wise to unpick the bodice - including the lining. Miraculously enough, she sewed it back together, and progress was able to go ahead. On Friday we finished both sleeves and they are both safely attached to the bodice! What a joyful moment. Next Friday we'll work on the waist-band and the skirt. 

Busy at work!

Trying on the bodice (you can glimpse my stays in the bottom of the picture!)

The bodice with one sleeve attached. 


  1. Setback or no, it looks gorgeous!!

  2. Oooh, hooray! I can't wait to see it when it's finished. Everytime I see 1830s dresses now I think of you! :-)