|The back will either button or hook closed. Haven't decided yet.|
|A close up of the sequins and beads on the net|
|Ball gown from 1812. Skirt is ankle length and not very full except in the back. I like the sleeves in this one too!|
|This is from 1813. Hard to see the shape of the skirt since she's dancing, but it still seems pretty straight. Also love these sleeves!|
|From 1814, this one has a net overlay! And pink underdress! But it's more triangular than the 1812. Also the skirt is shorter than the last two.|
|This is from 1815. I really like these sleeves. And again shorter more a-line skirt with an overlay!|
|From 1816. Are these all starting to look the same to you too? Shorter a-line skirt as well. Maybe the waist line is really what's changing most?|
As for the sleeves, I've gotten some good ideas and it seems like they don't have to be super full, so I think they're doable, which is good! I may do a super short sleeve that's gathered up in the center, which would nicely echo the bodice, plus I could still use the scallop border without having it look lame. The idea in my head will look pretty, it's just a matter of whether or not I can execute it! I may leave the undersleeve off entirely and just keep them net, we'll have to see. That would be nice because then I could add some extra volume to the bottom of the skirt!