I already have a basic pattern shape drawn up for the sleeve which I'll post once I fancy it up in in photoshop.... it's a pretty simple sleeve shape, just elongated for cartridge pleating, three horizontal tucks, and a casing for elasic. There's a point d'esprit lace insert that's the same sleeve shape only there are no tucks and it ends at the last sleeve tuck (like I said, I'll provide a pattern drawing). I found at JoAnn's a satin flat elastic, I think it's meant for bra straps, which is a good elastic to use for this. I also was going to use the nylon point d'esprit from JoAnn's, but I found a piece of real cotton point d'esprit on ebay, so I ordered that. I also ordered some battenburg lace, which is hard to find nowadays, to make the neckline lace. It's not exactly what hers is made out of, but it's the best way to make that custom shape. Also, underneath the organza on top of the netting layer that's under that sheer bodice part are bits of the lace randomly around, on the shoulder most notably.
And then there's this little mytery I've been noticing, it seems to appear only half the time in the movie shots and never in the promo shots:
There's some under the arm some of the time, and some along the top, but the mystery is: what is this? Since it's not always there, is it sewn in? Is it just shifting? It's not part of her 'chemise' she's probably not wearing, but is it a different chemise for while she's in the dress? Is it a tacked-in little detail? I intend to add it because I'd like to add a dress shield so I'm not sweating into silk, but it's driving me nuts on what it's supposed to be. Note these other shots behind the cut.( Collapse )