Sebastopol happened and I had a fantastic time! But since I didn’t take any photos, final pictures will have to wait until my friends post them. Until then, catching up on some of the pictures I took of the intermediate steps.
Here is the final mockup of the fitted gown top (with the finished-except-for-hem kirtle underneath):
My pattern ended up being not too different from the doublet pattern shape in the Tudor Tailor. Not really sure what the difference is to be honest. As usual, I needed to take a ton out of the shoulders and raise the armscye.
If I had bothered to pin this all the way, you would see that the curved front really does lie flat.
Feelings when finishing a pattern and getting to finally start on the actual fabric:
Feelings when you’ve sewed trim onto a gown top for 3 days, whipped everything together, added the lining, try it on, and realize that somehow the top is two inches too big around: