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The Florentine Cupcake.

  The Inspiration Portrait (Eleanor of Toledo)

The Dress (almost finished!)

I popped the side back seams because I sewed the sleeves too much (if that makes any sense! The sleeves are sewn onto the straps). Doesn't matter, as I need to make the bodice front smaller. Again. I have the worst time getting these stupid things to fit. The toiles are always perfect, but then when it's done? Nope.

The sleeves are not an exact replica and there's a good reason for that. I read that the theory is, after I I had painstakingly sewn the sleeves together by hand, that the upper folded-over flappy thing in the Portrait is part of her sleeve and not a separate piece (which is what I was going for). So no funky sleeve this time.

I call it the cupcake dress because the ribbon rosettes, each with a pearl in the center, reminded me of frosting. There are about 80 of those rosettes on the dress. Oy. All handsewn on.

I also need a parlet. And to fix the hem in the front, as it's too long. Other than that, it's good to go!



Nov. 4th, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
Great work keep it coming, best blog on earth