So yesterday I went out with my darling Ciel to get the fabric! We could find exactly what we wanted but we found compromises. Although to save money I am now sewing hundreds of gold lines onto the plain brown fabric to get the pattern on the dress @___________________@ I'll try and count how many I do to share my torture ;D
I worked out that there will be 5 main steps to this outfit!
1) The Chemise. A white cotton bodice with lace frill attached to a hooped skirt.
2)Main dress piece. I will have a corseted under-bust attached to the skirt. This will all be in the brown fabric that I need to sew the lines onto to make the diamond shapes! The bodice comes down to a V from which the brown fabric will separate to show a white lace frill~ There will also be a pink frill along the bottom of the main skirt. But I might change that if I feel like it :'3
3) The Bustle. Never done one before so this is going to be fun! :D This will be made out of gorgeous tartan wool we found! Depending on how poofed it comes out with just the gathers etc. I might have to make pads make it bigger xD
4) The Jacket. This has to be out of the Brown cotton again but I don't have to do the lines this time! (YAY!) Except for the sleeves. (BOO!) It will be based on a riding Jacket and has a big bow on the back! I have to make it last so that I can shape the tail-y type bit at the back (can't remember what it's called) will sit nicely over the bustle with out crushing it~.
5) Accessories. This includes the hat, gloves, bows and ribbons, as well as the shoes! He shoes have an adorable curly heel which I am going to try and make :3
Phew! Writing all that just took so much out of me, I'll be a goner by the time I've finished! Wish me luck :3
P.S. I want to post a pic, but I currently have no means of getting the pictures off my phone and onto the PC! Such a pain D;