This is the leaf detail I completed in about 6 hours of sewing.
Here are segments of an unfinished Mme. Gres bodice to give you an idea of the construction.
While in Paris, I attended a retrospective of Madame Gres' work at the Musee Bourdelle, pairing her draped statuesque dresses with Bourdelle's sculptures. I took a lot of pictures.
|These white dresses span from the 1940s to the 1970s. The 5th from the left is the oldest, and the 6th, the most recent.|