These were quick and dirty constructions -- cut at the hem line, zippers sewn to the top of the fabric and slit underneath, no facings ..... they will check fit and give us some info on our ideas for the collars.
These are both shoulder princess dresses and the princess lines sewed together beautifully
One has a vee neckline with a collar that will go halfway down the neckline. It also has an elbow-length sleeve that has slight shaping at its hemline. I didn't realize just HOW shiny this one was until I put it onto the dress form. The real one will be a sophisticated muted gold with a matte finish and wonderful drape (I think the real one is silk instead of whatever science project this one is).
The other has an exaggerated turtleneck on a scoop neckline -- the bottom of the sleeves will be gathered into a cuff for a full sleeve. The real one will be a solid maroon in a crinkle finish fabric and it will have an invisible zipper in the center back seam
These are "fun" ones --the next generation will be the sophisticated versions. Only one more test to make ... let's see .... today til Sept 20 .... TODAY'S COUNT -- total garments needed: 26 including the test -- total garments finished: 2 ....
That means 24 to go!