I'm pretty sure this bodice is gathered at the bottom... On closer observation, I noticed it is gathered on the top, and I don't want that, but I do want it gathered at the bottom.
The sleeves are really what I'm aiming for in this dress: fuller than the orange flowered dress, perfect for summer. :-)
Here's a good shot of the sleeves (and of Molly ;-) ):
One More Thing!
Forgive me; I know I'm being longwinded.
Eventually I'd like to also try this beautiful dress of Cynthia's. I don't like a lot of them because sometimes they're really way out there, but this one is more simple and very pretty!
(Note: for those who haven't watched Wives and Daughters, Cynthia is the girl on the RIGHT, not the silly looking lady curstying on the left. :-P )
BTW, watching Wives and Daughters is the perfect thing to do when making a Romantic era dress. :-) Thanks for letting me ramble. There's more where that came from. :-)