Today's Project: 1860s Ballgown Sleeves
I'm currently working on an 1860s Ballgown to wear to balls this fall and winter. Hopefully it will be finished in time for Remembrance Day celebrations in Gettysburg in November. The dress is made of Green Silk Taffeta. The darted ballgown bodice is finished, including the hand sewn eyelets at the back. Now I need to finish the sleeves, silk organza undersleeves, trim, and skirt with trim. Today's project is hand sewing the piping and pre-beaded trim onto the sleeves. Above you can see the Before and After.