The past few days I have been working on the sleeves and finishing up the rest of the gown. I have it pretty much done. All I have left now is the trim on the skirt and the lacing on the top of the bodice.
The sleeves are based on the women to the right.
The following picture of my sister in the gown. Because I don’t have the lacings yet and am just using pins to secure it, it appears a bit loose and odd, but I am confident it will look better once everything is complete. The sleeves are also a bit loose but I think they look okay, I’ve never made sleeve like this before so if anyone has any suggestions on how to make them better or less floppy I would love to know 🙂
Picture is from the Kunsthistorisches Museum