If you’ve been watching this project finally come together on my YouTube channel, you’ve watched me take numerous bizarre Edwardian era measurements, and you’ve seen me use a lot of pencil lead and brain power drafting a precise 1902 era pattern, and then tracing off the pieces.

So what happened when I mocked up and tried on the Peacock Dress bodice this month? You might be surprised. Check out the results in the July update:

NB. I haven’t posted here in a long, long time. I’ve been writing to everyone on my mailing list every week, however – and then people started asking me how they could link to what I was writing and send friends to me. So here I am, writing in public again. 🙂