My thoughts, experiences and activities regarding Civil War era civilian living history.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Hopewell Furnace Dress Progress
The bodice is cut out and progressing. The lining is basically just a darted bodice, so nothing spectacular. The fashion fabric bodice is a pleated with several pleats. Looks like a fan front. I have one side done; here are some pictures.
Full bodice side
A close up of the pleats
A little closer
There are more pleats than the pattern calls for as I had to expand the bust line, which in turn added to the waist. Now on to the next side.