The bride is getting dressed. My thought for the figure is a contemporary bride wearing her great-grandmother’s wedding dress. A wonderful period in gowns was the 1950’s and this dress will be a style similar to the often-copied Grace Kelly wedding gown. What style and sophistication Grace Kelly showed. I may change my mind, I have time, but I think the 50’s is it. I need to decide. Today you see her in her hose, lace petite-pants, and garter. (I love it when I hear her panties called French knickers.) My intention was finish the corset with this picture, but it made more sense to make the garter and then the shoes and then the slip and corset. Today, I have given her a bed jacket or dressing jacket for modesty’s sake. You can make this, too, with La Petite Belle Pattern 2004. (After all, you saw her being born and in the buff already.)
I am thinking of doing an inexpensive pattern of instructions for her this portion of her dressing. Her hosiery is made of silk veiling, her “French knickers” of antique lace and her garter is of silk ribbon. (Yes, there is a seam up the back of her hose.) I thought of doing a garter belt, but I decided against it. Frankly, I think they are uncomfortable. They make a sexy picture but the wearing is a different story. My bride is taking the conservative comfortable way; after all, she will be dressed this way for a very long time.
More to come! Kathi