I need to create a simple chemise to go under the bodiced petticoat so that the petticoat doesn't show through.My finished chemise is here. I need to press the rolled hems on the bodice and sleeves so they sit properly. I really hope this eliminates the funkiness you see in the pictures.Done! I need to hem the bottom of the petticoat and dress. For some reason the petticoat is longer in front than the back. I wonder if I sewed it on backwards?Doing any sort of hemming is an absolute impossibility in my household. I happen to have a little Basset Hound who thinks that anytime I get down on the floor it is for the sheer purpose of petting her. She doesn't understand why I must push her away every two seconds. Ugh. This process also leaves quite a bit of hair on my dress. Geesh. I am wondering if I should cord the petticoat at all to give it some body.As you can see below, I didn't actually cord it, mostly because I don't like the way my bodiced petticoat is coming out and I don't want to dedicate much more time and money to this lost cause. However, when hemming my sheer gown, I realized it is much too short, and my petticoat is much too long. Therefore, I needed to either cut off a TON from my petticoat or pretend I added the length on purpose just so I could add some "tucks" and give it a nice shape under my dress. I opted for the latter. Can you BELIEVE THIS....
|..turned into THIS?|
|Here is the pretty interior of the petticoat. I like it.|
So, here's the sheer Regency dress so far (without the petticoat underneath... so immodest!). As you can see, I still need to attach the buttons onto the back of the dress *and attempt to use the buttonholer... YIKES!*: