And On To The Ballgown…

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…