Fuchsia Velvet Gown                                   page  1    2    3    4
      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