Ok, I’ll admit, I haven’t done anything. I’m a bit unsure, because the bodice pattern I have is a Truly Victorian with darts, not princess seams that everyone else is doing. So I haven’t made a mockup at all. I’ll also need help with that, and I don’t think I can get help before Costume College due to schedule conflicts.
I have a cheezy bridal hoop (120″-ish at bottom, black poly), and I have most of a white muslin ruffled petticoat finished to go over that. I can finish it and bring to Costume College if needed. Plus I have a basic Victorian corset and chemise. Not super mega accurate, but it all will give the right silhouette, I believe.
I do have some totally awesome silk fabric and lace for the gown tho’, so I’m not a total slacker. Bought that last year 😉
If we can do blocking, cool. If not, well, what, half of us are in the Bay Area, so not totally lost. Also, if we want to have the painter, my hubbi is still up for it. Or even if not, I maybe I could get him to film it and put it online, so the non-local folks could see what we’re doing. Just an idea.