Snow White's pieces all cut out and organized... it took me a lot longer than I thought just to cut out the pieces because I had to cut really carefully on the satin.
Next step... darts (whew- lots of darts) put in all bodice pieces. Gold piping made and inserted between front bodice panels. Lining made and sewn in, along with fusible interfacing. Basically, bodice construction is complete.
Next, sleeves constructed. I thought I'd go a little "off pattern" on the sleeves and not do the red tear drop applique. I don't think the tear drops look authentic to the real Snow White, so I slit each light blue sleeve piece into pieces and inset red "pleats" in between the light blue sections. Easy to think of, complicated to do, but I'm not sure the applique would've been any easier.
Here's the first step of the sleeve creation...
And then here's the sleeves post-gathering (I'm starting to connect the sleeve casing to the bottom of one)...
So you can see better what I'm talking about, Katie Anne models the semi-constructed sleeve. See how authentic it looks with the red peeking out of the light blue pleats? (Trisha, how do you think they turned out so far?)
Also, we purchased some spectacular red sparkly shoes for Snow White at Target. (Of course, Snow White should wear gold flats. However, since the cheapest pair I can find are these - and if you want the Suri Cruise pair, try these from Bonpoint at just $230 - we're going with the $12.99 pair from Target. Plus, she loves them. Plus, they're a touch of the Dorothy costume I'd dreamed of. So, they work!)
The work continues! More updates to come!