I finished my newest sheer dress just in time for our picnic at the Lancaster Cemetery. This dress was inspired by the sheer dress painting in the above post. It's made of ivory silk organza with a small plaid pattern in it. I've had the silk for awhile and when I saw this painting I knew that it would be perfect!
The bodice is a gathered bodice with an ivory silk half-high lining darted bodice beneath. The sleeves have a double puff at the top and open pagoda sleeves trimmed with ivory organza silk gathered. The gathered trim is repeated on the skirt and a narrow 1/4" sheer ivory ribbon runs through the trim. The skirt is cartridge pleated/guaged.
Side view of the sleeves. The dress is slightly longer at the back, so I'd like to make a petticoat to wear with it that is slightly longer than my current petticoat. With sheer dresses, petticoat beauty matters.
The bodice is gathered at the center back. (My chemise is showing a lot on the right side...so embarrasing!)