Many of the pictures below are of the inside of the garment - where most of the action is, and where we often do not get an opportunity to see close-up.
You may notice when looking at the skirt that it is hemmed first, then raised it up to the waist to the right length and then turned over at the top over to do the cartridge pleating. I first saw this method described in Jean Hunnisett's Period Costume for Stage & Screen, 1800-1909.
You can see the matching bodice here. A limited-attendance workshop is planned for early 2012 - you'll get to see this garment up-close and make a reproduction for yourself. Send your expressions of interest to Aylwen.
|This shows a few rows of unpicking - it could have been a growth tuck let out.|