Today we are taking a peak at the lace dress. I have shown a picture of her dress and the pinning and starching process while it dries. I do want the gown to hold its shape. I starched the lace to hold pleats and ruffles. The dress is very light and not stiff when touched, however.
I used about 1 1/2 yards of 2" lace to accomplish the lace dress. Sewn to the front are size 20 beads, which will decorate her hairdo as well. I have not yet decided to bead the entire bodice. The reason is these beads are TOO large for a scale doll. I am not sure I have enough of the size 24 beads for the whole bodice. Such is life and having a stash. When you finally pull out the good stuff to use it, invariably there is not enough. One compensates in other ways. So far no more beading, but that is not a "final answer”.
You may also note this is where I start dropping off the fabric. To maintain a small waist and hips, I have forgone the front of the lace dress and only created the back dress design. You will only see this lace when the figure is completely dressed. I have used the side of the slip as my side of the dress line.