the yellow lacy one (although possibly not exactly the same and likely not in buttercup yellow).
The basic elements i can see are conical crinoline, with one or two rigid hoops, conical (half or full circle?) skirt, and a conical (half or full circle) lace over skirt.
Under-corset and bodice with humungous sleeves.
So here are the questions:
- Do you reckon it is a full circle skirt, or a 1/2 or 3/4 circle skirt?
- I'm guessing the bodice is hooked/buttoned/laced at the rear, but i can't figure out the front construction. It doesn't look like princess seaming, so what would work (bearing in mind I am petit and at mosta B cup)?
- I've made slightly puffy sleeves before using gathers and/or pleats but never anything quite so full. Any special techniques or tips i should know about?
I have about one and a half months to make this, which really isn't enough time. Actually I have about one and a half months to make two ... but hey who's counting! I won't realy have time or money to do a muslin mock, except for crucial technical bits, and thankfully i have a suitable corset to wear underneath but eeep! I realy need to go fabric shopping and start ASAP!