| As with the majority of
my gowns, I based the bodice on the pattern seen in Arnold’s “Patterns
of Fashion” It laces up the sides. The shoulders of the bodice have puffs
of fabric caught with jeweled buttons.
The skirt is set flat on the front then cartridge pleated. The skirt opens in the back. I used cotton
fringe on the bottom of the skirt to protect the hem.
Arnold, "Patterns of Fashion" pg. 104
|Left- bodice front
Right- bodice back
Left detail of sleeve
Right- bodice front