I have started my next dress. I am using Truly Victorian’s 1845 German Day Dress pattern (TV454). My usual routine is to name my dresses and since a nice German girl is about to join my family, I will name it after her-the Atessa dress. (I know that is not a common German name.)
This dress is being made from fabric I bought at the Dickens Festival I went to last December. There it is, in the bag in front of Shirley.
The dress will be made from the same pattern as the one I used to make the dress I was wearing when I bought the fabric-only the gathered option.
I am pleased to say that it is coming together with far less hassle than the Spanish Dress did. The bodice is together and the sleeves are started.
With any luck, I will have the sleeves assembled and in by the end of the day. (Please be sleeves and not sleevils.) This is doable because it is a stat holiday here in Canada (Happy Labor Day!) If I am REALLY productive, I will get the boning in and the neck line piped as well.
Then the plan is the get the skirt panels together and carriage pleated during the work week so I can attach it to the dress next weekend. In my dream world, I also have it hemmed and the closers put in next weekend!