My finished dress!!! The final count for fabric was 10 yards in the skirt (3 1/3 yard in each layer, 2 layers of chiffon, one of voile), a yard of embroidered organza for the cape, a yard of coutil for the corset, half a yard of embroidered dupioni for the corset, 1/2 yard sateen for the corset and about 3 yards of chiffon and one yard of voile for the chemise, so 15 yards in all. A lot, but still quite far from the 50 yards used in the original!
A full length view. The wind picked up a little for this picture.
And the view from behind...
The view from behind without the cape. Lacing wasn't part of the original dress, but I really like hte way that it looks, so decided to include it! Anyway, it makes fitting easier and with spiral lacing I can get into it myself. Still need help with the ribbons on the arm though!
And the dress without the cape. I love the way it looks without the cape too!
Details of the Dress
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