Arabella Progress

I had hoped i would have got a lot more done during my week off but it wasn’t to be, i did understand how far my determination would stretch and apparently its endless ūüėÄ I’m so glad i didn’t just give up. I’m hoping to complete her end-of-week because i’ve just got the bodice left to do.

The farthingale was where i had the most¬†difficulty, apparently wire will not do what you want it to and i’ve noticed there are a lot of variety of farthingale shapes in¬†portraits¬†and among others reconstruction works (future projects).

 

 

 

At first it wouldn’t move into the shape i wanted, but in the end with the¬†bum roll¬†underneath it created the shape i wanted, high at the back and a deep dip at the front, like these below.

 

 

 

And with the petticoat on the shape is better realised, i did have a fun moment when i could climb underneath and hem the petticoat and no one would have seen me, perhaps my shadow but great hiding place.

 

 

 

I’ve already started on the skirt and but i think because of the¬†weight¬†of the Taffeta the farthingale is starting to lose its shape so i may add a flounce on to top like the black and white picture above.

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