Getting into one of these gowns is a bit of a production and doing it with pins in odd places is a challenge! Trooping up and down the stairs carrying pins and a camera, etc. is probably very entertaining to watch. Take a peek, discuss among yourselves and remember I am open to feedback.
View #1- wide
View #2 – narrower and a bit higher
View #3 – narrowest
These all slope downward a bit at the back as it was pinned and my DH (Design Helper) was out doing “real” work. View 2 and 3 are placed just above the waistline seam and #1 goes above and below. I think I like the narrowest one best and I do think it would make a good addition to the gown. The cuff needs to be a smidge narrower, as well.
The body suit needs a tiny dart from neckline to bust and it really should be done without the collar on, but I am unwilling to take it off. I have decided to baste the armscye of the body suit into the dress, see how that looks and dart and tuck by hand, hopefully hiding any mess under the collar stitching.
Forgot the back view! I didn’t move the tripod, but took these photos in dance heels, so cut my head off a bit.
UPDATE: my panel of design experts last night voted for a wider waistband, fully encrusted with rhinestones (this is a current trend in ballgowns see recently at top level competitions) and no cuffs. Too bad – I am rather fond of those cuffs. So off to shop today for float fabric and to help a friend (one of the experts) find fabric for underskirts.