I made some small progress on the underskirt today.
The train is gathered and sewn into the cotton tape. The idea is that more cotton tape will be used to do more rigging in the future. But I decided that I wanted to cover the rigging with a darted panel. So the darted panel was sewn to the cotton tape as well. I will sew more rigging when I’m ready to attach the whole thing to a waist band.
I cut the apron and trimmed it with a pleated flounce. The apron is then sewn to the front panels.
The front panels and back panels are still not attached to each other, but I’m basically ready to sew them all together then insert the whole contraption into the waistband. Maybe tomorrow?
A friend wants to take photos of me and the new dress, so I have a deadline for completion: a week and change. Should be fun.