For the first few days I could only stare at it in wonder. Then I thought I'd better try it out. So I bought some padding and tried to make it more fitting to my shape.
|Isn't it a beauty?|
|This is before I properly padded the form, but with my mock-up/ top layer of my 18th century stays tried on.|
While I am sewing up the layers of my 18th century stays, however, I have already put my new dress-form to another use: to better fit my bib-front Regency gown. I've done some work on the skirt, but need to pick apart that ghastly, loose bodice entirely!
|The dress-form padded & with my short-stays on, over which I've put my dress.|
|I'll keep you posted - hopefully this dress will look a lot better the next time you see it!|