I wrote a nice long diary post about this dress, and LJ (I originally wrote this post on LiveJournal) very meanly ate it. I am in no mood to retype it, but I still want to share pictures. So here you go, the much shorter version:
I wanted to make a dress. These are images of the sort of dress I wanted to make. Also, it was the day before Pennsic. I had to work fast.
Yay pattern. It is the same as the pattern I used for this blue Italian dress.
Dress guards are awesome.
Ran out of time at home. Have to finish dress at war now.
I sewed pretty guards onto the skirt. Then I sewed the skirt to the bodice.
Still no closures. I don’t care; I sew myself in anyways.
I sewed myself in. Who needs closures? Awesome friend helps me pull the makeshift lacings tight.
Yay done. I look happy or something.
Bleg, still happy. I guess it must have been a good dress. I will be adding sleeves to it later for more German-y goodness.
Sorry for lame short post. But I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
UPDATE: I just wanted to write a quick note here addressing the sleeves again. Two years later, and I still have not added short sleeves to this dress like I had intended to do. I still have the smidge of left over fabric for it, but now they are fairly different colors due to sunwear and washing on the dress. Always attach your sleeves right away!