I finally started work on the actual dress, I wanted to get the footman out of the way first because I was less confident about that one.
I cut out the pieces the other day and set to it yesterday. The outside is embroidered silk, the inside is brown cotton. I was going to just stitch it together, no embellishment, but it looked a bit plain, so I thought I’d add some piping.
I’ve done a little bit of piping before at work, but not much. I used the brown cotton of the liner to make it.
It was definitely the right decision, the edge is a lot smoother.
The puff sleeves look really cute, they keep their shape better than the toile because I puffed the lining as well.
Though I did get a bit carried away stitching the liner, so I have to hand sew round the cuff edge rather than the shoulder seam.