10th March 2017: Post Minamicon 23 thoughts on tweaks and updates So due to life/time constraints this was rushed at a couple of points where it could have used more mock ups:
- skirts. They were based off an 1865 skirt pattern to match the hoop skirt. unfortunately, it turns out they had additional panels that for this use are unnecessary, but by the time it became apparent it was too late to fix for the event - this can be seen in most the photos with the central bunching/overlaps.
- shoulders. I'm still proud of these, (esp when you add in the unusual bicep pleating - more on this another time) seeing as I had to learn how to draft shoulder blocks and then adapt from there. Required a lot of prototypes, and had a lot of issues - the only remaining one is the slight extra fabric at the back of the shoulder.
Asides those, it requires all the scroll work applique adding and then we're there.
It's probably going to be a good while until these are done, as I'm not intending to wear it without my Rosalina and we both have considerable time constraints preventing events for the forseeable future.