The bodice is finished! It just needs to be pressed, a few seams need to be finished and I have to unpick the cording in front and adjust the gauze because it puckers a little, (NEVER cut material that stretchy on the bias! Even if your original dress was cut on the bias!) but I'm going to wait till the skirt is attached so I can see how that affects the pull. Otherwise I'd probably end up doing it again :)
The bodice from the front
The bodice from the back. It fits me a little more smoothly than it does the dressform, but you can still get a good idea
And a side back view
A detail of how I bound the sleeves. I just sewed the bias tape down on one side, then slip stitched it down on the other. It's very easy and gives beautiful results. I used store bought bias tape which was even easier. (I usually make my own bias tape.)
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