(and I need a chemise that won't show above the neckline of my bodice)
Once I got home, the first thing I did was sew the eyelets on the back so that the bodice could be laced up. I then proceeded to try to open them using a variety of pointy objects. That took a while.
But eventually that was done.
All laced up! (the lacing up took a while, apparently I should have made bigger eyelets)
Now I think my favorite part of the bodice is the sleeves, and sleeve trim.
I sewed on the beads on the drive home, but ran out of daylight before I could sew on the lace, so once I finished the back eyelets I got the lace sewn on, and I love the end result!
Next I need to make the bretelles, (shoulder strap things shown on the pattern), and then the skirt!
And of course somewhere in there I needed to make myself another chamise, one that won't show above the bodice neckline, but that should only take me a couple hours.
I'm really excited about the bodice being completed, and I can't wait to finish the rest of the gown!