Okay, back to words. This piece I will say was kinda a challenge. The bodice has some exposed parts on the chest to show the business beneath (one reason why I attached the sleeves to a red shit) and matching that and making everything lay as well as I could make it required a lot of tucking and darting and reinforcing.
Once I laid the lace on, and after I contoured the front of the bodice, I laid the pipped pieces staggered to the flat velvet pieces.
From there I topstitched everything down, hand tacked the bottom of the bodice, and added the buttons. See the gaps in the front chest? The red will poke through. It's a cool look. This bodice fits over the head (a small seam at the back of the neck, and the sides velcro closed because of those sleeves.
Oh, and I made this, too.
It's the lace at the neck. This was just a tube with a drawstring at the top to tighten it as you wanted around the head and chin.
We're almost done, I swear!
See you next post!