The Bonnie Prince has spoken, time to take a break! Today, I’ve been balancing another 1890s style skirt, this is the one with that crazy wild pleated silk bayleuse. How does that skirt get that amazing shape? Two ruffled petticoats, hip padding, skirt hem facings, padded hems, and all those silk ruffles underneath. See how the skirt “floats”? That’s my kind of dreamy look…tomorrow, she gets a waistband! Lesson here? Never underestimate the power of underpinnings. <3
And here’s another view sans Prince Angus…
It’s possible that I’ve reached the heights of mid 90s fashions, because both sleeves won’t fit in frame! She’s still pinned…tomorrow, bodice fitting. 🙂
These bayleuse ruffles and pleats are underneath the train, only glimpses of this will show when the train is held up for dancing…a pretty silk and lacy secret!
After I lose my fingerprints in the steamy process of pleating, the strips are carefully rolled so they can cool off and rest for 24 hours…hmmm, that would be good advice for me, too!
Flouncing about on a Friday…don’t mind me!